Tuesday, 6 October 2020

A Walk around the Horsefield and the Deadwood

 A longer walk today; I included the Deadwood to give  3.65 miles.  Although it was a pleasant sunny day with warm sunny intervals with temperatures of 12C, the ground was wet and sticky after recent rains.  The woods were still green and yet to be clothed in autumn colours and it was quite dark and gloomy in there.  Ragwort and greater bindweed were both still hanging on in flower and ivy flowers were in their prime.  Ivy is one of our latest flowering native plants and is an extremely important source of nectar for honey bees, wasps, hoverflies and late butterflies.  Today they were busy with wasps.  The flowers have a distinct heavy scent, some say of honey - and some beekeepers harvest ivy flower honey from their hives.

Species seen:-

  • House sparrows
  • Magpie
  • Robin
  • Blackbird
  • Weed Pigeon
  • Chaffinch
  • Crows
  • Goldfinch
  • Wren
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