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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
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
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
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.
The paths in the woods may be waterlogged with the rain, but the upside is that all the brooks and even normally dry gullys are full of water, which adds to the sounds in the wood.
I took advantage of the respite in the rain yesterday to carry out the butterfly transects for the week. The warm 19°C and sun brought out the early Orange Tip butteflies – 12 seen in all over the two transects. … Continue reading
As I didn’t get to the work party yesterday, it seemed like a good idea to take a walk in the Wood today (Saturday). I decided to carry out the first butterfly transect of the year, but with a cloudy … Continue reading
Work on the clearance work on the Yellow Trail just east of the bridge over Grimes Brook has included clearing the alignment of the old track which would have been used before the bridge was built over the brook. This … Continue reading
As a result of the significant clearance work carried out by contractors late in 2011, many vistas in the Wood have changed. Details can be found here. Although it may look rather like a waste land at present, it will … Continue reading
In order to maintain the easterly part of the Yellow Trail as a wide open glade, some tree felling and general clearance is being undertaken by the group. Here is Howard felling a poor specimen of Oak.