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White Admiral

Captured yesterday on the Blue Trail at Brook Glade (West). Only had my pocket camera, so quality not up to usual standard!

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More images from the Trailcam

More Trailcam footage, including badgers, owls and muntjacs.

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Butterflies

The current heatwave has brought out a mass of butterflies. As well as the regular explosion of Ringlets, Meadow Browns and Whites, there are also a large number of Purple Hairstreaks, often seen as a small grey butterfly flying higher … Continue reading

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Winter work 2017/8

During winter 2017/8, woodland contractors worked on projects to diversify the wildlife habitats in the wood.  At the east end of the wood, a number of poorly grown trees each side of the track leading northwards from the metal gate … Continue reading

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Spring flowers

The first bluebell was spotted in the wood on 8th April. By the 21st, there were out right across the wood. Other small flowers can be found alongside the Brook near the swallowholes. Bluebells and Apple Blossom in Brook Glade. … Continue reading

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Winching out Rhododendron stems and roots

Since this block of Rhodi was cleared by the ‘Wednesday Group’, the stems (left so they can be winched out) have started to regrow. We finally got round to winching them all out, which is the only way of ensuring … Continue reading

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Storm Doris

Storm Doris brought down several large trees across the main trails, which kept us busy for a few sessions. A large hornbeam down on the very muddy Blue Trail. This bench survived a direct hit!

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Assistance from the Sherrards Park Wood Wardens

While we were without our chainsaw operator, we were pleased to have the support of the Sharrards park team in felling hornbeams on the Blue Trail near Rowbourne Brook. Down comes a hornbeam.. Over 3 sessions, a lot of trees … Continue reading

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Winter Scenes

The wood can look very special in mid-winter.

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Clearing the access path from Carbone Hill

For many years the ‘concrete path’ has become overgrown and this was cleared. On the actual access path by the gate, the ground was cleared for the first time in many years.

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