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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Work parties forging ahead

Cuckoo Flower, Cardamine pratensis
Our Wednesday morning work parties have been spent clearing more wood from the slopes. We anticipate another good year for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly as a reward for the hundreds of volunteer hours spent cutting, clearing and burning of the scrub and wood. We often have wonderful views over the Downs and yesterday was no exception, although not as good as those enjoyed by the three buzzards that wheeled overhead. Cuckoo Flowers (Lady's Smock) have emerged on the bank by the main path and Primroses have been in flower for a few weeks.
February 10:

taken by John Murray (Naomi had left earlier)
Four Butterfly Conservation volunteers joined five MDT volunteers
February 3:

taken by Colin Knight
January 20:

January 13:

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