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Spiders, Bluebells and Hazelnuts!

Thursday, August 25th 2011

There are spiders everywhere at this time of year. This Garden Cross Spider was busy alongside the beck.

Garden Cross Spider

As the summer draws to an end, a start can be made on the Autumn conservation tasks. The Bluebell bank up in the woodland is strimmed to prevent the Bracken and Brambles from taking over and smothering the Spring flowers.

Strimming the Bluebell bank

The ferns remain on this beautiful glade.

Bluebell bank at the end of summer

Elsewhere, the first signs of Autumn are starting to appear. The squirrels are already eating the hazelnuts even though they are not yet fully ripe

Hazelnuts on tree

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