Snowy trails

Monday, December 28th 2009

It has been another very cold day at Foxglove - so cold that the paving slabs outside the Field Centre have been dislodged as the ground has increasingly frozen beneath them.

The butterfly glade

Nevertheless, the sun shone and the pictures show the butterfly glade and one of the marker posts on the discovery trail. Not too many butterflies today though!

Marker post covered in snow

Grey Herons were in abundance desperately searching for food in the few wet areas where the water remains unfrozen; Fieldfares were eating the Cotoneaster which are always the berries they leave till last! With the ground covered in snow for over a week now food for everything is in short supply (as the hanging seed feeders will confirm), but the cattle received another new bale today and were seen frantically tossing the hay skywards on the ends of their horns. There is more very cold weather to come and with the access road extremely slippery all visitors are advised to take special care and if in doubt to walk in from the square.

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