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Southrey Wood Blog 2020
26th May: Nice sunny day produced a good Butterfly - Marsh Fritillary.
They were recorded here last year but nice to see them reappear.
19th May: Slightly warmer and sunnier than the morning. Orange-tip, Brimstone and Common Blue on the wing as well as the usual Green-veined White.
13th May: Good to be out again.
Slightly warmer than the morning so Green-veined & Small White on the wing, as well as the Orange-tips.
The Early Purple Orchids are starting to go over but Peter counted 115 spikes this year.
There was a nice Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth flying among the Bugle.
23rd February: Wet overnight but thankfully no significant rain as 9 volunteers continued work on this winter's square. This was the last workparty of the year and the summer work will be ad-hoc and yet to be arranged.
12th January: 14 eager volunteers turned out again for the workparty. Struck lucky with the weather with only a few spots of rain.
Struggling again with felling as we are still down to only Steve operating a chainsaw. Hopefully this will improve later but in the meantime - any qualified operators out there who could lend a hand?