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The start of the autumn season

Tuesday, September 8th 2009

The autumn season started officially today with the first bonfire on the heathland. Our volunteers were out in force clearing birch, brambles and gorse from the heathland adjacent to the access road and bonfiring them off. There'll be many more fires between now and the spring!

Bonfire on the heathland

The Dales school were back with us after the summer break. Their students also helped out on the heathland with the clear-up.

Dinsdales continued their work on the new paths, the top car park being out of action whilst they are working up there.

The Painted Lady caterillars which the Eco-club are following are pupating. We will be moving their chrysalis' into a net enclosure so we can watch their progress toward becoming adult butterflies.


This Puffball was seen on the wet meadows. It was very fresh and although it is not a spectacular colour, the intricate detail of the patterning is superb.

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