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Hints of Autumn

Friday, September 10th 2021

Although still sunny and warm it is officially autumn.  The reserve is beginning to change its coat of summer to that of autumn. 

Darters and hawkers are hunting over the ponds and defending their territories.  Tim was very lucky to have a Black Darter visit him, as he stood and watched dragons and damsels on Plover's Pool.  They have been sighted more in recent years and were seen egg laying.  Thank you for the photo.

Butterflies feed whenever the temperature rises and the sun is out.  Small Tortoiseshells have had another good year and there are many of them around.

A great deal of work was carried out in an area called the Sedge Warbler patch.  This has resulted in a multitude of flowers across the seasons.  

There are plenty of nectar plants for bees

and butterflies like the Brimstone.

Later in the year when all the flowers have set seed, this area will be cut and raked.  This will ensure more flowers come the spring and summer.

This is also the season of spiders!  Drizzle and dew show the webs to their full beauty.  Rarely do you see the spiders.

Occasionally when the sun shines a web can be caught glistening and the spider is waiting for prey.


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Pumpkin Trail

Saturday 23rd October 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Come to the reserve half term 23rd - 31st October and enjoy the autumn colours on the red route (Easy Access Trail) and search for the pumpkin clues along the way. Test your knowledge of the creatures associated with Halloween by answering the fun quiz which is available from the visitor centre for only 50p.

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Sunday 24th October 2021 | 11.00am start

Come and find out what the owls at Foxglove Covert have been eating by examining owl pellet contents.

Recommended for ages 7 years upwards. 

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Suggested minimum donation of £3.00 per person. Please donate in advance to secure a place.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



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