Hector in the sunshine

Friday, October 2nd 2009

Hector was enjoying the Autumn sunshine today. His horns may look large now but there are only three feet between the tips and apparently this distance may increase to around five feet as he continues to grow!

Hector in the sunshine

Although the cattle look fierce they are actually very docile and are much loved members of the Foxglove family - generally speaking!!

Many plants are in fruit now such as the Blackthorn, Rowan, Crab apple and of course Bramble. These are being enjoyed by the birds, visitors and wardens alike! Several flowers are still out too. These include Fleabane, Herb Robert, Ragged Robin and Sneezewort. The Honeysuckle is in flower for the second time along the discovery trail as you can see here.

Honeysuckle in flower


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