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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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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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Recent sitings in the Wood

Green Veined White Song Thrush Speckled Wood Meadow Brown Scorpion Fly Ringlet Large Skipper Waiting for lunch… Peacock Silver washed frittilary Gatekeeper  

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June 2015 – Spectacular display of Foxgloves purple, pink and white. Picture (taken on my ‘phone) doesn’t do it justice

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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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End April

Now the ground is a lot drier but still sticky in some places, compare with previous post

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January/February 2014

Wood very wet and all streams swollen.  Pictures (top) looking south at bridge over Rowbourne Brook on Blue Trail and (below) looking east  

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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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