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Wednesday, May 12th 2021

A relatively short time ago the fire risk was high and the ground so dry that it was showing cracks, now after rain it is very wet.  The lake, ponds and becks are full.  The cold days and nights have held back the flowers and only now are some beginning to flower.

Bluebells are bending their heads and covering banks with blue.

Hidden away out of sight, the Early Purple Orchids are showing their beautiful purple colour in amongst the Bluebells.

Not long after leaving the entrance gate on your right, usually unseen, as it is tall and mixed in with other trees and shrubs is an apple tree coming into bloom.

In some of the ponds the tadpoles were swimming around, now that the water temperature is rising a little.

When the sun came out and the temperature rose so one or two butterflies could be spotted.  This one eventually settled on a leaf.  It is a male Orange Tip, the orange showing through its closed wings.

The honey bees were making the most of the warmth and returning to the hive with plenty of pollen.  Not the easiest of species to capture on 'film'!


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Saturday 23rd October 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Come to the reserve half term 23rd - 31st October and enjoy the autumn colours on the red route (Easy Access Trail) and search for the pumpkin clues along the way. Test your knowledge of the creatures associated with Halloween by answering the fun quiz which is available from the visitor centre for only 50p.

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Recommended for ages 7 years upwards. 

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