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A Finishing-off Friday

Friday, July 7th 2017

Today was Friday, the last day of the working week and the last day before the team from Cape Wrath return to Foxglove. This meant it was a day for attempting to finish everything on the list of things to do. The net rides were mowed ready for CES on Sunday and various preparations continued, both indoors and out, for the Foxglove 25 celebrations. St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School also visited the reserve and enjoyed pond dipping, minibeast hunting and a habitat walk. This colourful Violet Ground Beetle was found under the logs. Its powerful jaws can be clearly seen. It lives on a variety of invertebrates which it actively hunts down and kills.

Also found today was this tiny Frog which still has a small tail.

The Cape Wrath Team return home today so I will finish the blog with a stormy view of where they have been staying (I suspect the slightly fuzzy edge to the picture may be the result of one or two raindrops!)

... and a team photograph to prove they have all survived the adventure!

On Sunday, life returns to normal with CES bird ringing starting at 4am.

Many thanks to everyone who helped out today, with the school, the net rides and the display boards.


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