24th March was a good day for photos and one plump little hedgehog!
It was a lovely sunny day encouraging Ladybirds to emerge, visitors and volunteers to take photos and an ideal day for one little hedgehog!
These Ladybirds were on the wooden rail running along one of the footpaths in Cabin Wood. It is worth looking down as well as up!
These are images of things to see in Cabin Wood. Although the Snowdrops have finished flowering can you spot a new sign of life amongst the leaves?
Last year ‘Harry the Rescue Hedgehog’ was pronounced fit and healthy by a local vet and was released into Cabin Wood. His story featured in our Nature Trail Magazine. Joan has nursed another hedgehog back to health and, again after an all clear from a local vet, has found a new home in Cabin Wood.
It was released on Wednesday 24th and, as you can see, made a bee line for the hedgehog box!
We all love a happy ending!
More signs of Spring, curious lambs and watch out for the ‘deer’.
There are always changes to spot in Cabin Wood especially signs of Spring and new curiosities:
Late February daffodils were beginning to flower
By mid March they were in full bloom
Primroses are showing their full glory
New arrivals in Cabin Wood – you could be lucky and spot the real thing!
More signs of Spring in our woodlands
Male Goat Willow catkins put on a show
Over the Autumn and Winter our meadows are grazed by sheep. They are always curious, especially the lambs and these are images of just some of their antics that make us smile
What can you see in Cabin Wood? At this time of year there is still plenty you can look out for in our woodland. All the following images were taken from the main path in the woodland on our ‘one way system’.
The water levels in Seldom Pond vary considerably, look to see if the Oak Tree Island is submerged.
Even in the wettest of weather the walkway past the pond keeps your feet dry!
Some snowdrops will be just coming into flower
Others will be more advanced
Where are these strange moss covered trees?
Plants appear brought in by wildlife, can you find where this Arum is growing?
Primroses will be coming into flower
The is plenty of Hazel growing in Cabin Wood
Hazel Catkins are flowering, this is the best time of year to see them. These ‘lambs-tail’ catkins are the male flowers
The small tiny buds with red tassels are the female flowers and are more difficult to spot
If you are lucky you might just find a sheltering Ladybird!
This is a good time of year for Lichen; there are many different colours and forms
If you look closely you can see the cup shaped lobes
There are lots of things to see on your snowdrop walks around Cabin Wood. We look forward to seeing you.