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Alongside Cuffley Brook in the NE corner of the wood, look out for:
We also find ‘domestic escapes’ along the south of the wood, spreading from the gardens along The Ridgeway:
In the next few weeks, look out for the Bluebells. The very first have started to appear:-
Last Friday we continued planting new hornbeam shoots to strengthen the boundary with the camp where the old hornbeams have been ‘laid’. With all the recent snow and rain, the ground conditions were not good, but this did make planting easier.
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.
Last summer I found a track on the west side of the wood that bore all the signs of being an animal track. In November I set up the Trailcam to see if I could record anything. Aside from the inevitable squirrels and bird activity, a badger was captured on two successive nights. The clip below starts with a sequence of bird activity during daylight, then the two shorts clips of night time badger.
A gallery of colour-enhanced images of the wood in autumn. (For the technically minded, these have been created as HDR images from three separate exposures).
Over the summer, I have created a new section on Trees and Shrubs in the wood. You can find it here.
Some trees just don’t want to come down easily….
Captured yesterday on the Blue Trail at Brook Glade (West). Only had my pocket camera, so quality not up to usual standard!