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Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Party time in New England Wood nature reserve, Cuckfield
It is managed by a team of volunteers lead by John, above and "advised" by Del, above right.
The wood itself provides materials; for example, this solid chestnut gatepost was recently cut from a tree trunk which was blown down in the 1987 hurricane replacing a rotten post.
The bridge being assembled in May this year with wood cut from New England Wood itself.
Nice work John!
Time for another party!
Monday, 24 October 2011
Circular walk around Norbury Park, Denbies vineyard and Westhumble
We started from the car park at Beechy Wood yesterday and headed North for great views towards Box Hill and Juniper Hill.
Mickelham village and church. There was a steep descent to the Druids' Grove. Please see following entry for pictures of the ancient trees.
The rows of vines contained a lot of weeds. Near the woods here there were a lot of ash seedlings growing amongst the vines.
West Humble XII century chapel
Common carder bee, a bumblebee.
To see current wildlife posts and some biology lessons for my granddaughter in the absence of school or for children of any age, please click https://sussexrambler.blogspot.com/
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Ancient Yew trees in the Druids Grove, Norbury Park, Surrey
Some of these ancient yews are said to be 2,000 years old. They were very fine in the Autumn light today.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Brent Geese on Thorney Island circular walk
Although the island itself is dominated by the military since the RAF came in 1936 -- the sea and the coastal wild life prevail over all other factors.
Brent Geese on a mud flat.
St. Nicholas' church in West Thorney dates from about the year 1200. It is made of flint rubble dressed with Caen stone.
The view from Pilsey island towards Chichester.
There were Geese on the shoreline.
Hundreds of small birds, perhaps including Ringed Plovers were on the mudflats -- too far off to identify with binoculars.
Click here for a link to the RSPB for more info on Brent Geese. Up to 10,000 overwinter here -- around 5% of the world's population of Brent Geese.
Click here for information on future walks with Mid Sussex Ramblers.
A great walk -- thanks Phil. And we had dried out before tea and cakes in the fine cafe at Emsworth sailing club.
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