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September 2018

posted 3 Oct 2018, 08:57 by Jane Arnold   [ updated 3 Oct 2018, 09:09 ]
hawthorn

Autumn has well and truly arrived and not only are the leaves starting to change colour, but the hedgerows are crammed full of hawthorn berries. It is definitely a bumper crop this year, which is good news if you are a blackbird or a thrush. Hopefully there will be lots of food for these birds, when the cold weather arrives...brrrr!

heron

The Autumn mornings are particularly peaceful on the Green and Wildlife Kate was lucky enough to take this fabulous photo to this young heron, who looking for some breakfast in the brook. I wonder if it was frogs or minnows on the menu?!

Image to the right courtesy of Wildlife Kate
wasps

There is a pungent sweet smell near the football field gate at the moment and this is due to the ivy staring to flower. The insects and butterflies love it and feed voraciously on the sweet nectar. Here are a couple of wasps having a good feed. I am still on the look out for the ivy bee and I think I might have seen one! I just need to go back with my camera and hope it is still there!