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Snowy Scenes

Sunday, February 14th 2021

With the temperature set to increase over the coming days, this could be the last opportunity to share some snowy scenes (here's hoping)! Firstly, Spigot Mere (so named because two WW2 Spigot mortar bombs were unearthed during its creation).

Next, the stone circle. If you look carefully you can see a Buzzard over the nearby conifers. In a few months time this patch will be covered in Bluebells wafting their scent over a warm summer breeze (difficult to imagine today).

The wildflower meadow was looking rather bleak too!

The Mallards are still walking over ice to their daily feed at the lakeside.

Looking in the opposite direction, the cascading pools were still managing to flow well. These act as an important wildlife corridor between the lake and the wider countryside.

The snow and ice have led to some wonderful views and stunning photographs but staff are looking forward to it thawing out so that vital winter habitat work can be completed. There are already several signs of spring at Foxglove; Hazel trees are in flower and Great Spotted Woodpeckers can be heard drumming on trees to mark out their breeding territories. The bird nesting season is just around the corner!


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