Top things to do in Spring

  1. Listen for the songs of recently-arrived willow warblers, blackcaps and chiffchaffs
  2. Admire the carpets of bluebells beside the stream
  3. Look for peacock butterflies basking in patches of sunlight on the trails

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Sit by the Decoy Pond and see which birds and insects you can identify
  2. Try to find a white admiral butterfly nectaring on honeysuckle flowers
  3. Visit at dusk: listen for the churring of nightjars, look for 'roding' woodcocks and spot a glowworm along the trail edge

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Hunt for fungi of all shapes and sizes, especially for pieces of dead wood coloured emerald green by the green elf cup fungus
  2. Visit the boardwalk that winds its way through the wet woodland, the iron-stained pools and the tussock sedges
  3. Find a wood ants' nest and follow their trails along the woodland floor

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Look out for crossbills feeding in the conifers and alders
  2. Listen for the chattering of a flock of siskins and lesser redpolls and mixed flocks of tits
  3. Walk the nature trail and look for animal tracks in the wet ground or snow

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  • Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly and Hoverfly on Buddlia
  • German Cockroach
  • Longhorn Beetle on Angelica
  • Dor Beetle
  • Hoverfly — Volucella pellucens
  • Dung Beetle — Geotrupes vernalis (Dor Beetle)
  • Brimestone Butterfly
  • Plenty of fungi on recent visit. This one was at least 8 inches in diameter

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