Out and About at Gorse Hill

Snowdrop Sunday 16th February.  Storm Dennis was the second major storm in a week to hit our area.  We hoped the weather would change and be kind to us for our Snowdrop Sunday.  Sunshine was forecast for the afternoon but, at first, the skies showed no sign of clearing.  Then came the hailstones!  Then came the sunshine!

Seldom Pond at high water
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

The water level had risen in Seldom Pond, the oak tree island was underwater

 

 

 

Boardwalk underwater
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

 

The boardwalk had submerged and had to be cordoned off to visitors

 

 

 

 

 

Minor flooding in cabin Wood
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

 

Some water had spread into the woodland

 

 

Snowdrops
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

 

 

 

The snowdrops were out giving a good display

 

 

 

Buying some snowdrops
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

 

We had snowdrop plants for sale as well as our delicious apple juice

 

 

 

Visitors wrapped up against the wind
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

Our visitors came prepared for changeable weather

 

 

 

 

Snowdrop Path
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

 

we did get some spells of sunshine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors and sunshine!
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

which our visitors enjoyed

 

 

 

 

The cafe was really busy during the afternoon with two volunteers serving and one in the kitchen washing up!  Another manned the sales trolley and braved the hailstones – well done Arron.

Thank you to all our visitors for making the day such a success.

(17.2.20)

 

Camera trap delights.  We have been putting out some camera traps in various woodland locations to see if we can capture some of the wildlife on the Reserve.  We have not been disappointed.  Here is a small selection of some of the clips:

Redwing

A curious pheasant

Our Roe deer

Just having a yawn!

(1.2.20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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