Hornets and hibernation #insects

 

 

Insects, Hornet, October 2017

 

With the wood ‘closing down’ for winter, this site will be semi-hibernating. We’ll be publishing every Monday and Friday, rather than daily, until the Spring. (more…)

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Young fox #wildlife

 

 

Fauna, Fox, October 2017

 

Vulpes vulpes. (more…)

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Down the tubes #spiders

 

 

Spider, unidentified, September 2017

 

Tree guards form a home for more than trees. (more…)

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Last of the butterflies #insects

 

 

Butterflies, Speckled Wood, September 2017

 

One of a group of three Speckled Wood seen chasing each other in the September sun. (more…)

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Birds of a feather #birds

 

 

Birds, Great Tit, September 2017

 

A flock of Great Tits made its way through the clearing. (more…)

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Brown-lipped Snail #snails

 

 

Snail, Brown-lipped Snail, August 2017

 

Cepaea nemoralis, provisional identification. (more…)

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The butterflies have flown #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Speckled Wood, August 2017

 

Apart from some Speckled Wood’s and an occasional white, the butterflies have disappeared much earlier than in previous years. (more…)

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Owl #birds

 

 

Birds, Owl, August 2017

 

We’ve regularly heard Owls in the wood. This one was near the pond, species unknown. (more…)

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Muntjac by night #deer

 

 

Deer, Muntjac, August 2017

 

Muntiacus reevesi. (more…)

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Tapered Drone Fly #flowerflies #hoverflies

 

 

Insects, Tapered Drone Fly, August 2017

 

Male Eristalis pertinax. Provisional identification. (more…)

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Gatekeeper #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Gatekeeper, August 2017

 

Pyronia tithonus. (more…)

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Comma #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Comma, August 2017

 

Polygonia c-album. (more…)

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