Wildlife Round Up

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

 Blue skies highlight the autumn colours.

 Fungi are putting on an amazing show in the woodland.

Guelder Rose berries are not enjoyed by many animals and can often be seen at the end of winter.

Spindle seeds add some bright colour.

The feeders in the back garden are attracting Goldfinches and Bullfinches.  Not a good photo through the window and behind the vegetation, but the Sparrowhawk was not totally hidden from view!

Down on the lake the Mallard are hiding in the reeds but do appear when they have been fed.  The Little Grebe is also around!

Some of the mosses are producing their spore capsules.

Although the flowers are setting seed and the invertebrates are hibernating there is still plenty to see as you walk around the reserve.


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