The Trust will also be leading a ranger ramble around the meadows of St Ouen’s Pond Sunday 27th May, 10.30am meet in the car park opposite Kempt Tower. As well as taking time to enjoy the spectacular orchid bloom at Le Noir Pré, there will be a chance to experience the harmonic sounds of birds such as the Reed Warbler as well as witnessing the majestic keystone predator that is the Marsh Harrier.
No need to book, just turn up and enjoy!!
The National Trust Senior Countryside Ranger, Jonny Parkes commented
‘Over the coming weeks the meadows around St Ouen’s Pond will be transformed into a swathe of pinks and purples as the orchids come into bloom once more. During May and June in excess of forty thousand orchids can be found in Le Noir Pré alone.
This wasn’t always the case as up until the 1960’s this field was used as a rubbish tip with all kinds of waste ranging from fridges, cars and garden waste being dumped here. Le Noir Pré is therefore a wonderful example of what can be achieved through careful consistent conservation management. It is also an example of the incredible floral diversity that can be found in the increasingly threatened wetlands in Jersey.’