Spring at Grafton

Thanks to the heat wave everything is coming out at Grafton

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A dull day……..

A dull day but the wood shows great potential for the spring. The photographs shows Orange-tips roosting on a Wild Service Tree and also some Stone Stonewort fished out of the new pond (Common Stonewort)

The South Ride
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1st April and the First Transect of 2019

Temperature only 13 degrees but sunny all afternoon. A good number of butterflies around Peacock, Brimstone and the first Orange-tips. However by far the largest number on the Transect was the Orange or Light Orange Underwing. Quite the most difficult to photograph. I recorded 22 by far the highest ever.

First Blackcaps in Grafton this year at least 5 and Chiffchaffs everywhere.

The Orchard
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The new bench…..

Thanks to a donation from the Grafton Society we have a new oak bench in the wood. – A resting place for weary Transect walkers!! It was installed yesterday with the help of two dogs.

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16 Degrees in February?

A walk round Grafton today, a record for February of 26 Brimstone 2 Peacock and 3 Comma. Primrose, Lady’s smock and Spurge-laurel all in bloom.

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The second coppice plot is finished

Two good weeks with good weather and good volunteer attendance so we were able to finish the second coppice plot. We have also started work on the edges of the north ride.

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Where have all the young men gone?

Despite the set back of having our tools stolen the hardened Grafton grafter still turn up every Wednesday.

Picture below shows Mike, Cyril and Burt all are 80 this year – Mike and Cyril have been regular volunteers since the start 21 years ago.

The Octogenarians
Cyril presented with a Birthday Cake!!!
The work goes on
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