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Winter Wildlife

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

This year has been a bad one for fruit due to high rainfall and there has been a lack of food for the wildlife this Autumn in terms of berries and apples at Foxglove. However, whilst out on his 'rooting rounds' Brian stumbled accross these crab apples which will hopefully be enjoyed by the Fieldfare, Redwing and Waxwing over the coming weeks.

Crab Apples

This Harvestman was sheltering out of the bitter wind and would also provide a hearty meal for a bird! Brian also found seven Kidney Spot Ladybirds.


Whilst working in the coppice block a cheeky Robin was seen all day yesterday flitting around the brash looking for worms.


Today it was still there and was quite happy to pose for photographs. On the picture below you can see that he has been ringed in the past. A Kestrel was observed feeding in the back garden from the Field Centre where a Mole was also seen creating a Mole hill!


Finally, this stunning picture of an Eagle Owl has been made and donated by Richard for the Christmas raffle. There are also two large hampers for prizes. Tickets are available in the Field Centre. If you haven't yet confirmed your place for the Christmas party please get in touch and pay by the 7th December. There are limited places still available, see the events section for further details. The access road is icy today and any visitors should take this into consideration, it is advised to park on the parade square and walk in. More snow fell here last night and the forecast for tomorrow is interesting!


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