Out and About at Gorse Hill

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’.

Seldom Pond 20 January
Photo by Fred Izzett

 

 

The water levels in Seldom Pond vary considerably, look to see if the Oak Tree Island is submerged.

 

 

 

Boardwalk by Seldom Pond in Cabin Wood 20th January
Photo by Fred Izzett

 

 

 

Even in the wettest of weather the walkway past the pond keeps your feet dry!

 

 

 

 

Emerging snowdrops January 2021
Photo by Fred Izzett

 

 

 

Some snowdrops will be just coming into flower

 

 

 

Snowdrops 31.1.21
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

 

Others will be more advanced

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where are these strange moss covered trees?

Moss covered trees
Photo by Su Haselton

 

Strange Shapes 31.1.21
Photo by Su Haselton

 

Arum family of plants – a type of ‘Lords & Ladies’
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

Plants appear brought in by wildlife, can you find where this Arum is growing?

 

 

 

Primrose January 2021
Photo by Fred Izzett

 

 

 

Primroses will be coming into flower

 

 

 

 

 

The is plenty of Hazel growing in Cabin Wood

Hazel Catkins 31.1.21
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

Hazel Catkins are flowering, this is the best time of year to see them.  These ‘lambs-tail’ catkins are the male flowers

 

 

 

Hazel Flower 31.1.21
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

 

The small tiny buds with red tassels are the female flowers and are more difficult to spot

 

 

 

 

 

Ladybird 31.1.21
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

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

Lichen 31.1.21
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

Lichen 31.1.21
Photo by Su Haselton

 

 

Lichen 31.1.21
Photo by Su Haselton

 

If you look closely you can see the cup shaped lobes

 

Lichen close up 31.1.21
Photo by Su Haselton

 

There are lots of things to see on your snowdrop walks around Cabin Wood.  We look forward to seeing you.

(2.2.21)

 

 

 

 

 

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