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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Listen for nightingales in areas of dense undergrowth
  2. Look out for 'roding' woodcocks at dusk
  3. Track down willow warblers, chiffchaffs and blackcaps in scrubby areas

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Anywhere you can find the yellow-flowered cow-wheat, you may be lucky enough to see the rare heath fritillary butterfly
  2. Walk along one of the wide rides to see many different butterflies, dragonflies and other insects
  3. Come back at dusk to listen out for the mysterious 'churring' of nightjars

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Hunt among the leaf litter for fungi of all shapes, sizes and colours
  2. Wood ants are still active: follow their trails along the woodland floor
  3. Enjoy the autumn colours on the trees

Top things to do in Winter

  1. See how many trees you can identify by their bark, shape and twigs
  2. Look out for mixed flocks of tits foraging in the tree canopy
  3. Look for tracks of pheasants, rabbits, squirrels and foxes in mud or snow

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  • Treecreeper
  • Sunset at Blean Wood 4th May 2013
  • Stock Dove
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Marsh Tit
  • Amethyst Deceiver
  • Spotted Orchids
  • Heath Fritillary

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