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Butterflies

More butterfly photos from Dee Cullen, the butterfly recorder. With a deep shadow across its wing, this Purple Hairstreak is difficult to recognise at first. A second is edge on to the camera, both feeding on young acorns, while an … Continue reading

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Heather Glade

The big block of heather is currently in full flower.

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Silver washed fritillary

Here’s a small video of a silver washed fritillary feeding on thistle in the picnic area.

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Justice Hill glade

Recently we found a considerable outcrop of Broom and some Gorse in the glade and these were protected during the recent flailing. Also, a small patch of heather was found close to the path. Small patch of gorse Broom Heather

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Notice to dog walkers

We appreciate that many visitors to the Great Wood Local Nature Reserve come not only to enjoy the wood and the walk, but also to exercise their dogs. Bye-law 9 of the Great Wood requires owners or those responsible to … Continue reading

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Purple Hairstreak eggs

Dee Cullen sent in this fascinating photograph of Purple Hairstreak eggs on oak buds, taken back on 18th March.

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More spring images

More ‘dramatic’ HDR images from around the wood.

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Signs of Spring

As always, click on photos for a larger view. More photos are on our Facebook page Alongside Cuffley Brook in the NE corner of the wood, look out for: We also find ‘domestic escapes’ along the south of the wood, … Continue reading

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Planting hornbeam shoots

Last Friday we continued planting new hornbeam shoots to strengthen the boundary with the camp where the old hornbeams have been ‘laid’. With all the recent snow and rain, the ground conditions were not good, but this did make planting … Continue reading

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Seen at Redstart’s Corner

An oak branch provides a home for funghi, lichen and moss. The bracken may be dead, but a few evergreen ferns grow on a mossy bank on Grimes Brook.

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