Swans would lay their eggs and then set about raising their cygnets. Unfortunately large eels which inhabit the lake saw the cygnets as a meal and following a hatching, walkers would note the number of cygnets gradually decrease as mother nature took its course. Then last year even the parents disappeared from the lakes.
So to have two adult swans back again is great for early morning walkers and cyclists around the lakes.
The BeCA Landscaping convenor has been in contact with Council regarding the encroachment of water lilies across the lakes. It won’t be just the lake at Bellvista which is affected, it will be all Council controlled lakes across the area which will be suffering. Council has employed a contractor to remove or cut back on water lilies in all Council controlled waterways. This work is expected to occur later in February and into March