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A Sunny Respite!

Thursday, December 27th 2012

The heavy rainfall is causing problems for owls as they are unable to feed in the wet weather, but 'our' Buzzards seem to be  well. One was heard calling and then seen flying over the plantation on the way to the wetland.

Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Coal Tit, Robin and Reed Bunting  were all seen feeding in the back garden.

Trees in the woodland were lit with morning sunshine.  A respite from the rain which is set to return tomorrow.

Sun shinning through the trees

Our habitat piles are places for many animals to live.  Some older log piles are covered with moss, fungi and a variety of plants including ferns. Ferns produce spores which can take at least a year before they develop into young plants.  The spores germinate best in moist conditons!  These tiny ferns were growing on a moss covered log pile, and could well be over two year old.

Young ferns on a moss covered log pile.


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