Many Varied Tasks

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Blame the clocks going back!  Elizabeth emptied the moth trap and said of a beautiful moth 'Oh Iron Prominent!'  Promptly handing it to the moth-ers and leaving them to confirm the identity of that moth and the others.  The moth-ers poured over the moth books. 'It hasn't got the right markings.'  'It is the wrong size.'  'The flight season is wrong!'

The Moth-ers

At which point a voice from the office shouted 'Try December Moth!'  (Shown below.)  The comments after this were not recorded!!

December Moth

Other moths caught today included Angle Shades, Feathered Thorn and Mottled Umber.  Thank you very much to everyone who identified the moths.

Then it was the turn of the flowers.  It was a glorious Autumn day to head off around the reserve, no wind, blue sky and sunshine.  Amazingly several species were recorded, including Lesser and Greater Spearwort, Herb Robert, Blackberry and Harebell. (Shown below)


The flower identifiers did get a little waylaid, by the Goldfinch feeding amongst the Larch trees.

Watching the birds

And then a further stop to look at fungi.

Fungi looking

After all of this it was decided an early lunch with a cup of tea was needed before work started again.

Undergrowth will soon be sent out to Friends, but obviously needs to 'enveloped' first.

Putting Undergrowth into envelopes

Colin came as a visitor until he started trimming the lawns and a fantastic job he made of them.

Colin edging the lawns

Matt, Ken and Brian prepared 'things' for the event on Friday morning.

Visitors today were full of praise for Foxglove, the welcome they recieved and the help and information they were given.  Volunteers contribute so much, in so many different ways, to enable visitors to thoroughly enjoy their visits. The many tasks carried out by volunteers make Foxglove such a very special place.  Thank you to everyone.

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