Thursday, 29 October 2009

Article on the Hazel Dormouse - The Telegraph.

A very good article in the Telegraph regarding the Hazel Dormouse and the census. Click the link to follow.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/6399461/The-Great-Golden-Nut-Hunt-needs-your-help-with-new-dormice-census---nutters-welcome.html

A Lunchtime Quickie 1230 - 1330.


The weather has been so nice of late that I decided to take my lunch which consisted of sandwiches and a bottle of water into the woods for an hour. Having devoured my small meal I thought I would take the opportunity to take some of my first photographs for the Blog. The first thing that struck me was the Holly, that has lovely bright red berry's on already, like most people it brings back memories of Christmas's gone by, that said we will soon be into the festive season.

The Sweet Chestnut trees have finished giving forth there wonderful fruit in fact as I began my short walk, I interrupted the deer sweeping up the Sweet Chestnut feast.

Autumn is a wonderful time of year the beautiful colours of the foliage whether it be on the trees or on the ground produces a breath taking picture.

I came across some fungi growing on an old tree stump which I thought produced a wonderful picture. I am not an expert on all things in the woods and do not profess to knowing all there correct titles, so there for I would appreciate any advice on names of woodland species I photograph and post online that I cannot recognise. I have invested in some small Fungi, Birds and Tree recognition books which I hope will be of some use, but if I get it wrong feel free to put me right.


An hour for lunch is not long and I soon found that my time was at an end. I took a couple more photographs and trotted of back to the office.
This is my first post on The Woodland Way I have said that this is a personnel journal but over the coming year I hope someone finds some of the pictures pleasing.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The Great Nut Hunt.

Just to keep things ticking along whilst the site is coming together please follow the link to the Great Nut Hunt a survey of the Hazel dormouse from Oct 2009 until March 2010 easy to apply and well worth helping Natural England and the Hazel Dormice out.

http://ptes.org/?news=66

New Site.

The Woodland Way blog is under construction. It is planned to be a personal account of the countryside, & actvities through the calendar year. I hope that visitors will find some of my accounts and photos of interest.