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Clearing foreign invasive species

All sorts of non-native species can get into the wood from adjacent gardens and a programme of removal was instigated. One of the largest incursions was Box Honeysuckle (Lonicera Nitida) behind one of the houses in Carbone Hill. The photos … Continue reading

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Clearing fallen trees

Any storm is likely to cause a few birch to fall and ones across the paths are early targets for clearance.

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Autumn Funghi

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Deliberate mistake!

Phil deliberately fells a birch so as to get ‘hung-up’ on another tree. This was so we could test the winch was working OK after its repair.

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New Trail Camera results

In the latest location, there were no foxes or hares – but overwhelmed with squirrels. Of the 200 triggers over 7 days, 97 captured squirrels, while another 71 ‘blank’ sequences were probably squirrels that triggered the sensor but were out … Continue reading

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Purple Emperor

While working in the main car park area this morning, we were lucky to see a Purple Emperor coming down to the ground. Apologies for the low quality photograph, but at that moment, I only had a simple mobile phone … Continue reading

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Clear to go!

The working party on 20th May cleared the obstruction created by contractor’s brash last winter, so it is now possible to walk again between Justice Hill and the Yellow Trail. The gap frames one of the pollarded hornbeams.

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Trail camera

The Friends group has bought a trail camera to investigate wildlife activity in the wood. Here is one of the first results showing a fox.

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First Bluebells of the spring

There’s a quiet spot in the wood where every year the bluebells appear before the mass in the rest of the wood.

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A surprise along Middle Way

While walking along Middle Way on last week’s Friday work party, this slow worm appeared on the path. Also, we saw a Holly Blue butterfly there. While this is a common butterfly and is frequently seen in Cuffley’s domestic gardens, … Continue reading

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