Autumn update on Owlet Wood
Hi everyone, well the long hot summer came and went, and we were luckier at the Owlets than some of the local forest and farmland in the context that we didn’t suffer any bad fires, although we did find evidence of a couple of portable barbecues being used and one campfire,I managed to obtain some signs from James Jesson , Site Manager,and the local fire brigade, advising people not to use barbecues or start camp fires ,which seemed to do the trick.
As autumn came so did the fungi although not as big a variety or abundant in numbers as usual, possibly due to the long hot summer.
There where however enough fungi about for me to take a local camera club (Gainsborough snappers) on a guided photographic walk around the wood, which they reported back as having enjoyed the day, and obtained some good macro shots of the fungi.
Bird feed stations are now back in full swing. We started by only having to top the feeders up once a week, but we are now up to 3 times a week. Nothing out of the ordinary coming in at the moment, with only the usual blue, great and occasional coal tits,greater spotted woodpeckers, nuthatch and tree creepers.
No signs yet of any gold crest,brambling,redpoll,siskin or the like, but we may get some as the winter draws in.
Below are a few shot of fungi, and a couple of autumn shots of the wood taken this week
Bye for now
Des Lloyd Volunteer Warden