We had great fun matching colours on our 'Nature's Rainbow' sheets yesterday in Bridgend Woods, with some people being more fussy than others about exact matches! We noticed Sycamore, Beech, Hazel, Elm and Ash Trees. We also saw Grey Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, Wren, Chaffinch and Goldfinch. Butterflies we saw were Meadow Brown and Green-veined White and we saw Golden-ringed and Common Hawker dragonflies and Common Blue and Large Red Damselflies. In the River Sorn we saw lots of baby Trout. This beautiful flower is a Common Centaury which I've normally seen growing at the coast.
This is a blog of natural history notes maintained and moderated by members of the management committee of the INHT: Fiona MacGillivray, Martin Armstrong, David Webster, Andrew Kent, Isobel Freeman, Bernard Hannett, Danielle Vessey and Alistair Hutchison, and our Centre Managers, Mandy and Fiona assisted by Beth and Jenny.
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Fiona MacGillivray, Chairperson
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