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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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Winter images

Following on from the Autumn images below, some more HDR images of the wood in winter.

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More badgers

Last summer I found a track on the west side of the wood that bore all the signs of being an animal track. In November I set up the Trailcam to see if I could record anything. Aside from the … Continue reading

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Autumn images

A gallery of colour-enhanced images of the wood in autumn. (For the technically minded, these have been created as HDR images from three separate exposures).

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Website update

Over the summer, I have created a new section on Trees and Shrubs in the wood. You can find it here.

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