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Signs of Autumn

Friday, September 11th 2015

When out and about on the reserve these days, you can’t help but notice that autumn is on its way. Although the lovely spring flowers are long past, autumn itself is just as colourful, with the oranges and yellows of turning leaves and the reds of ripening berries. Through the scrapes there are still a number of later flowering plants, frequently covered with feeding butterflies and bees. Here are a few signs of autumn from around the reserve today.

The Bird Cherry tree is one of the first to change colour.

The Juniper bushes are covered in black and green berries.

The thistles that we didn’t manage to pull up over the summer are now spreading their seeds in the breeze.

The Hawthorn berries have turned a lovely red colour.

Foxglove in autumn is well worth a visit, so if you have a spare hour, come down and see for yourself!


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