Monday, 26 August 2013

Wild Flowers.

The middle area of the wood is nearly ready for the pupils at Elmsett School to plant some wildflower plugs dring the second week of term. There's just a bit more strimming and clearing to do, then the areas for the plants need to be turned over to deter the grass from growing.
The wood is teeming with butterflies and bumble bees, attracted by the ragwort and other wildflowers. The mature coppiced Ash trees in the hedgerow seem free of dieback and are producing copious bundles of seeds.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The BIg Butterfly Count.

This sunny, warm weather, with gentle breezes is ideal for butterflies and there are many in Buckle's Wood.You might like to spend 15 minutes to take part in this year's Big Butterfly Count. It's very easy and helps the Butterfly and Moth conservation Trust to keep track of how these precious creatures are coping with loss of habitat, pesticides and unusual weather conditions.
Just print the identification sheet that is lon theri website, make a note of how many of each type of butterfly that you see and send them the info on line.