First Signs of Autumn

Tuesday, August 24th 2010

Autumn is starting to show some signs now at Foxglove.

This Oak tree that was planted in the winter of 2009 (as part of the replanting of some of the old plantation) has just a tinge of red at the top.

Oak Tree

The sloes are already out on the Blackthorn and along with the Rowan berries they are adding a welcome splash of colour across the reserve.

Sloes on the Blackthorn

Work continued on the new wheelchair friendly hide and Trevor's team have now begun to work on the footings of the new bridge that will connect this hide to the easy access route.

Wheelchair Friendly Hide

Every glade was teaming with dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies during the sunny spells throughout the day. As well as Red Admiral, Wall Brown, Speckled Wood and Peacock were recorded along the weekly butterfly transect.

Red Admiral Butterfly

The Foxglove volunteers were also hard at work carrying out essential conservation tasks. These included repairing and replacing small sections of boardwalk and cutting back the late summer growth alongside paths.

Volunteers working on the boardwalk


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