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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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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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Yet more rain!

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.

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A break in the rain

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

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Spring Walk

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

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