A Year in the Life of the Reed Bed on Barnes Common

The reed bed in winter

A time lapse video created from stills taken over the past year

This short video shows a year in the life of the reed bed on Barnes Common. A time lapse animation created from stills taken over the past year, it takes us from winter to spring to summer, autumn and then winter again, celebrating nature’s circle of life.

This film is dedicated to all of the volunteers who have ever supported conservation and biodiversity development on all parts of Barnes Common.

Common reed  (Phragmites australis) 2/3m tall
Great reedmace (Typha latifolia, bulrush) 1.5/3m tall
Yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus) 1/1.5, Tall
Appearance by Cetti‘s warbler (Cettia cetti) 15 grammes
& annoying bramble

The Barnes Common reed bed is located at the following What3Words coordinates: covers.palms.bowls. Download the What3Words app to find the location easily.

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