16th June: Ian was in the Reserve as he often is on a Tuesday (and at other times, a one-man Working Party). On this occasion he was removing barbed wire and fencing from the hedge separating the two lower meadows. It has become completely redundant, since the hedge has grown strongly over the years since it was planted.
23rd. Scything has now finished at the far end of the Lower Meadow and continues along the path.
Tim took the fine photos below on the 16th. The flower on the left is the Pyramidal Orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis.
The seasonal warning about ticks has appeared. These little beasts can transmit Lyme Disease, a condition which sometimes causes extremely unpleasant long term damage.
Carole, who puts up these elegant notices throughout the year, is here advertising the recently produced and highly desirable booklet about the Friends of the Nature Reserve (see the Home page).
More flower photos by Tim on the next page>>>>
23rd June Ian continues to add to his large collection of redundant barbed wire.