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News about the Wood

Notice to dog walkers

We appreciate that many visitors to the Great Wood Local Nature Reserve come not only to enjoy the wood and the walk, but also to exercise their dogs. Bye-law 9 of the Great Wood requires owners or those responsible to … Continue reading

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Purple Hairstreak eggs

Dee Cullen sent in this fascinating photograph of Purple Hairstreak eggs on oak buds, taken back on 18th March.

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Signs of Spring

As always, click on photos for a larger view. More photos are on our Facebook page Alongside Cuffley Brook in the NE corner of the wood, look out for: We also find ‘domestic escapes’ along the south of the wood, … Continue reading

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Seen at Redstart’s Corner

An oak branch provides a home for funghi, lichen and moss. The bracken may be dead, but a few evergreen ferns grow on a mossy bank on Grimes Brook.

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Winter images

Following on from the Autumn images below, some more HDR images of the wood in winter.

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A difficult fell

Some trees just don’t want to come down easily….

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White Admiral

Captured yesterday on the Blue Trail at Brook Glade (West). Only had my pocket camera, so quality not up to usual standard!

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More images from the Trailcam

More Trailcam footage, including badgers, owls and muntjacs.

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Butterflies

The current heatwave has brought out a mass of butterflies. As well as the regular explosion of Ringlets, Meadow Browns and Whites, there are also a large number of Purple Hairstreaks, often seen as a small grey butterfly flying higher … Continue reading

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Winter work 2017/8

During winter 2017/8, woodland contractors worked on projects to diversify the wildlife habitats in the wood.  At the east end of the wood, a number of poorly grown trees each side of the track leading northwards from the metal gate … Continue reading

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