Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fox in the badger Sett

A fox is in residence in the badger sett at Grafton.  A lovely sunny day today  with loads of Brimstones and Commas.

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Its official…..

Spring is officially here – the first Chiffchaff at Grafton Wood today although one of the wintering Woodcock is still there.    

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Around Grafton…

Walking around Grafton today saw the first Early Dog Violets for the Fritillaries.  Peacock, Comma and Brimstone were also seen. In a wet field adjacent to the wood we found 5 Herons and Snipe.  

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Last Work Party of 2015/6 Season

We started 12/08/2015 with 38 work parties later and 1312 man hours we finished this seasons work today.  We made a squeeze stiles in an attempt to keep out the the hunt horses. Many thanks to all the volunteers a … Continue reading

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At last…..

Today we worked on the north conifer plot opening the ride for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary. A lovely warm and sunny day and for the first time this year – Peacock, Brimstone and Comma butterflies AND Orange Underwing Moth. This was … Continue reading

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Rain stopped play…..

After an inch of rain overnight and heavily flooded roads the work party was cancelled, only the second time in 19 years – is this becoming a habit???  .  Still we have a work party on Sunday to catch up. … Continue reading

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The Hunt

Last Wednesday a small gang of Grafton workers braved the rain and snow to finish the orchard ride.  This is almost the end of 19 years of wood management for wildlife and we have found that our efforts have been … Continue reading

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