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Preparing for Spring

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Flowers are once again starting to appear on the reserve as we get closer to Spring.  Primroses have been seen down by the lake, Gorse flowers are out on the moor, and Daisies along Risedale Beck.  Coltsfoot should soon be seen here too.  Bright pink Hazel flowers are now bursting from their buds and can be seen all around Foxglove.

Adam spent the day strimming the Sedge Warbler patch to remove the invasive willow.  The orchid banks will also be cut tomorrow to remove the coarse grasses and allow the flowers to flourish.

Elizabeth snapped this picture of a male Great Spotted Woodpecker perched high up in the branches; these have been heard drumming over the past couple of days.  Once again the cold weather has brought many of the birds back to the feeders so it is a good time to come and watch them from the hides or Field Centre.


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