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Blackthorn Cutting

The worst job we do in Grafton – Blackthorn cutting.  We completed the section on the edge of the wood today last cut in 2004/2005.

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More Brown Hairstreak eggs…..

Simon and Gill continued the egg search yesterday in the area adjacent to the old pond, they added 97 eggs to the count, now showing a total of 555 eggs in the wood itself  – map below.  The Blackthorn in … Continue reading

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The Egg Count continues…..

Simon and Gill had another Brown Hairstreak egg counting session at Grafton on Wednesday and found a huge cash of eggs at the west end of the orchards ride.  This is an area coppiced last winter.   

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Revised Egg Count

More information from Simon P – lots more Brown Hairstreak eggs. See Map

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The Latest Brown Hairstreak Egg Count

Simon P and others have sent the latest Brown Hairstreak Egg counts and comparison with the last two years.  This shows a diminishing population within the wood  despite all the blackthorn management work being done.

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Management so far…..

Despite this winters colds and flu work parties have continued at Grafton. The story so far: Blackthorn Management – Coppice plot cut,  Glades at both ends of the South Ride. Still loads left to do but we need help!!  

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Brown Hairstreak Egg Hunt

The Thursday group have found a number of Brown Hairstreak Eggs in the wood see map.  Data supplied by Simon P et al. Hopefully there are more.

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