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Colours of Autumn

Sunday, October 4th 2015

Foxglove is just beginning to show autumn colours.  Sycamore leaves are starting to fall along the Sycamore Avenue.

Sycamore leaf

Other deciduous trees are showing their colours amongst those that are still green.

Autumn colours

Guelder Rose berries are bright red.  They are rarely eaten by any of the birds.

Guelder Rose berries

There are apple trees around the reserve and these are now full of fruit.  Birds do eat some of the apples, but once they fall and begin to decompose a little, late flying butterflies and wasps enjoy feeding from them.  Slugs and snails also enjoy them!

Apples

We must be patient for the fruits of the Spindle tree to turn bright red and burst, showing their orange seed.

Spindle fruits

Whilst autumn is mainly about colourful leaves, fruits and seeds, flowers can still be seen.  Spear Thistle and Red Poppy are growing together.  (Over 70 flowers were recorded on the monthly flower walk.)

Spear Thistle and Red Poppy


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