Restoration of Lake Sagsjön continues (in pictures)

Brown Hawker Aeshna grandis

Brown Hawker Aeshna grandis

A picture report following up on our earlier story on the restoration of the Swedish Lake Sagsjön . A lot has been done at the lake, but not all planned work has been completed yet.

As one can expect when working with nature, many problems have arisen but most of them have been solved. But one thing that is not so easy to solve is the unusually high water level that has not allowed us to remove all the shrubs and trees as planned.

Work will continue when the lake freezes in the winter.

 

Photo of the lake before the project starts. Lots of pondweed covers much of the lake's surface.

Photo of the lake before the project starts. Lots of pondweed covers much of the lake’s surface.

 

 

Pic 4 Algmatta

Eutrophic lake – green algae.

Pic 5 Sagsjon west side

Work in progress: opening up the banks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North side

North side. Shrubs and trees are gone, and a “blue border” for birds and insects has been created.

 

Observation platform

Construction of the disabled people observation platform.

 

 

 

Reed, pondweed removal

Reed, pondweed and other aquatic vegetation has been mown and removed from the lake.

Truxor machines have spent almost 90 work-hours on the lake, opening up water and creating canals.

Truxor machines have spent 90 work-hours on the lake, opening up water and creating canals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors 1

Visitors’ infrastructure will make Sagsjön more accessible and enjoyable.

 

Visitors 2

Visitors’ infrastructure.

Pic 27 Spång västra sidan

Visitors’ infrastructure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four-spotted Chaser, Libellula quadrimaculata

Four-spotted Chaser, Libellula quadrimaculata

 

Work on the lake was implemented in the frame of a partnership project involving:

 

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