Change and the Same

Sunday, October 8th 2017

Knowing that you have a good photo of 'x' is one thing, but finding it is not an easy matter as your filing system leaves a little to be desired.  On the other hand it does mean that you look back at many photos and say oh or ah or wow.

For those who have visted Foxglove over the years, can you remember the bridge being in place before the conifer block was cut down?

Hague Bridge

The view is a little different now.

View of the lake now

The conifer block was felled.

Felliing the conifer block

Volunteers got wet, very, muddy even more so, when clearing the brash on worky days.  A good fire was needed.

Clearing the conifer block

The area was replanted.

View from the hide

But some things stay the same.  Volunteer Worky Days still need a fire or it is not a 'proper' Worky Day!

Fire on a Worky Day

Common Toads visit our ponds every year in the spring.

Common Toads

Bird ringing continues through the year and Blue Tits are regular visitors to the ringing room.

Blue Tit

Late summer flowers provide food for Peacock Butterflies.

Peacock Butterfly

Brimstone Butterfly caterpillars feed on Buckthorn and Alder Buckthorn.  These trees have thrived over the last few years and the numbers of Brimstone Butterflies have increased.

Brimstone Butterfly


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