A Mixed Monday

Monday, August 10th 2015

It was a mixed day at Foxglove today- the weather varied from bright, warm sunshine to dark grey clouds that deposited sudden heavy downpours upon us. Although this made planning the day quite tricky, there was plenty to be getting on with both inside and out. A rainy day is always a good chance to catch up with paperwork and tasks in the office.

Before the rain we were able to get out and cut the lawns around the Field Centre.  Afterwards we spent some time fixing some of the path edges that have become rotten and broken.

Whilst out and about today we found good numbers of Cinnabar caterpillars feeding on Ragwort.  These stripy yellow and black caterpillars will eventually turn into pretty red and black moths. 

We also found good numbers of Common Red Soldier Beetles, hunting for small insects amongst the Wild Angelica flowers. 

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