Pond Watch at Dafen pond today.
I met up with Veronica again today at the pond. On arrival at the car park we were horrified to see the rubbish strewn all around. Also the litter bin was overflowing and there were bags dumped around it. A few minutes later a council worker arrived to empty it, he also had to spend time emptying bags and boxes of the glass drink bottles to put them into the bottle banks next to the bin!!! It is thanks to the lazy person/s that couldn't be bothered to put the bottles in the bottle bank that the council worker was then made late for his next area to clean! We started picking up litter from the car park and worked our way around the main area of the pond. After just over 2 hours we gave up as it started to rain. It is quite unbelievable as to what we found left lying around. Thankfully the wildlife appear to be ok and hopefully no children have been hurt by the disgusting mess. In the time we were there, there were many people taking a walk around, walking their dogs and feeding the pond birds. It is such a lovely place to go to and yet people seem to want to litter it. I wonder if they litter their homes in the same way??? What makes things worse is the fact that it is not just children at fault, it is also adults/fishermen! The 1st picture is of the bin when we got there, before the council emptied it. The rest of the pictures speak for themselves. Happy the wildlife are ok but unhappy at the danger the litter poses. Trixie x