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19 June 2012


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On a day in this summer of perpetual rain we managed to have some good sunshine which was just as well because we were aiming to do a butterfly count in this area. Butterflies need a minimum temperature of 14 degrees celsius to emerge and, preferably, sunshine. Many butterflies this year are emerging later than normal because of the dull skies. We did count a few but not as many as we would normally expect.

We also enjoyed a summer barbecue courtesy of the Forestry Commission which was ably cooked by the rangers. The venison sausages were scrumptious!







Barbecueing in the depths of the forest





Venison sausages, salad, ginger beer and cakes!
































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