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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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Guided Walk – 29th July 2012

The Friends group is leading a guided walk in the wood on Sunday 29th July at 2.30pm. This is a good opportunity to come for a walk in the wood and  learn about its diversity of wildlife, its history and … Continue reading

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Butterflies 2012

The wet weather has held back the butterflies this year. May and June were very disappointing. The annual eruption of Ringlets is now however in full swing and good numbers of  Meadow Browns are also to be seen. Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Winch Training

Today, along with members from other groups, several of the Friends Group were trained in the use of winches. Ken tries his hand with the winch. This birch was lifted bodily off the ground before it wanted to pull away … Continue reading

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St Marks Fly

In recent days, anyone walking along the rides in the wood cannot have missed the eruption of St Marks Flies. They are very black and have very noticeable dangling back legs.

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