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12 April 2016

Hadnock. near the Biblins Bridge

Grid Ref SO537154


This was our last trip to Hadnock to finish off the deer fencing and tidy up the area. It was significant that, last week, we thought we had blocked off the hole into the coppiced area which had been fenced all around - however - we had not done it well enough as the wild boar had been through it! A much sturdier obstruction was put in place!

Whilst we were having a break, all eyes were on the high peak of the trees on the other side of the River Wye. Last week, we saw a couple of Buzzards up there being mobbed by either the crows or the ravens. This week, there were at least a dozen buzzards flying around and, although they were a long way away and hard to see, they were magnificent.






Clearing up all the left over branches.





Looking down on the deer fenced enclosure.





Angle Shades Moth (Phlogophora meticulosa)

This moth was found on our FC Ranger's van.

A highly distinctive and unusual moth, which rests with the wings folded longitudinally, looking very much like a withered autumn leaf. The adults generally fly between May and October, in at least two generations, but can be found in any month. The species is also a common migrant and can occur in large numbers at coastal locations. It occurs throughout Britain, commonly in places, and more so in the south. The larvae feed on a variety of herbaceous plants.




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