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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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One year on…

Yes it’s been a while since this blog had any postings. Out this afternoon monitoring the butterflies: not as many as I’d hoped, but the following were seen: Orange Tip, Brimstone, Peacock and Speckled Wood. Peacock on Middle Way. There … Continue reading

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St Jude’s Storm 28th October 2013

This widely predicted storm caused plenty of work for the group, blocking many paths and leaving a good deal of clearing up which has taken up many of our recent work parties.

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Butterflies again

This week has been poor for butterfly sightings – a few Speckled Woods – but last week was most unusual. No less than 6 Purple Hairstreaks were observed on the Bridleway transect while early on the 20th, several Purple Hairstreaks … Continue reading

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Heatwave brings out the butterflies

A good week for butterflies in the Wood. Two sightings of White Admiral, one near the School Camp corner and another on the Bridle Path. Also several sightings of Purple Hairstreak. Purple Emperor also at usual location. See butterfly page … Continue reading

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