Blackberries with a side dish of beetle and snail…

Wednesday, October 12th 2016

Walk around Foxglove today it’s clear that autumn has now arrived. The leaves are starting to collect along the edges of our boardwalks…

And there are berries, berries and more berries including: Rowan

Holly

Privet

Hawthorn

Spindle

Blackthorn (sloes)

And still a few blackberries!

It’s therefore a great time of year to come to take autumn-themed photos for our calendar photo competition – you’ve got a week and a half to get your entries in! See our events page for details: http://www.foxglovecovert.org.uk/events/

In other news, I found this pellet today left on a fence post near our wildflower meadow. Many birds cough up food such as fur, feathers, bones and insect casings, which are difficult to digest - in more or less compact balls known as pellets. The most well known pellets are produced by owls (to find out more book a place on our Owl Pellets for Adults event!), but this one is from a corvid (a member of the ‘crow family’). The seeds of blackberries can be seen as well as wing casing from a beetle and a snail shell.


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