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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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Summer’s finally arrived!

After three miserable weeks of recording almost no buterflies at all, suddenly the summer weather has arrived and butterflies are at last emerging. Today, most seen were the three common ‘brown’ butterflies: Meadow Brown, Ringlet and Speckled Wood.

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A speckled afternoon

So far I have managed to do the Butterfly Transects each week, trying to find the best afternoon in terms of sunshine and temperature. The following photographs are from last Sunday’s session. Yellow Speckled Moth on a Bluebell on Middle … Continue reading

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Working Parties

With the breeding season upon us, we have not been felling trees. Other work takes centre stage, such as using our new winch to clear away obstructions from the paths and splitting logs for sale.

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Spring images

Spring has finally arrived, although the wood is taking a long time to dry out. Here are some images taken in recent weeks. Comma butterfly Wood Anemone Lesser Celandine Violet Peacock Butterfly Muntjac (not a bambi, but a bit of … Continue reading

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Winter Images

Once again, I’m rather late in updating this blog, but here are some images from the Wood during the recent cold winter.

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Catch Up

I haven’t posted anything in recent months, so here is a catch-up on activities. The Dormice monitoring didn’t find any Dormice, unfortunately. But the boxes were found to have been used by insects, birds and a pair of field mice, … Continue reading

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