A Spring Event

Wednesday, April 12th 2017

Some days do not go as smoothly as others and with a fault on our entrance gate we were facing the possibility of cancelling the “Signs of Spring” event which was held here at the reserve from 10am to 12 noon. Luckily we were able to run this and the group that came in were shown the various Spring delights that are on show at the reserve via a habitat walk.

The cold morning and wind limited the moth numbers in the moth trap, but did enable us to show the folk visiting the variety and beauty. Here is a Twin-spotted Quaker….

…. this very dark Pine Beauty,

…. and an Early Thorn

…. although a common species at this time of year these Clouded Drabs showing the variation in colour.

An introduction to our Honey Bees at the Field Centre, and the potting up of some spring flowers seeds to take home completed the morning.

 This Wood Anenome is one of many which is thriving on the reserve….

…. and as one of the early Spring flowers is a good indicator of ancient woodland species. It is a member of the buttercup family which is poisonous, and can cause skin irritation and illness if ingested.

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