Monthly Archives: January 2016

Maintaining a Glade

Two weeks of work re-cutting the “Glade for Nothing”

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Brown Hairstreak Egg Count

Great result today. 133 eggs along the rides in Grafton Wood. Many in areas where young blackthorn has been encouraged by some great management by West Midlands BC volunteers. From Mike Williams at the Egg Count on Saturday The Brown … Continue reading

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Nut Attack

Someone has been attacking the peanut feeder in my garden – guess who?

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Freezing Fog

Have you ever tried to light a fire in the wood when the branches are covered with frost?  Its not easy.  However you get some very atmospheric photographs.

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The South Coppice Plot – Complete

Celebration as the south coppice plot is completed.  We are now moving to ride and glade work on the western edge of the wood. Pic of the first Primrose and also a Crystal Brain Fungus Myxarium nucleatum found on an oak … Continue reading

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December Butterfly

Colin sent a photograph of a Painted Lady photographed on 28th December – in Brittany.

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First Work Party of 2016

This Wednesday – for once it didn’t rain even a little sunshine.  We continue to thin the canopy of the coppice plot.

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