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Thistles and Insects

The large patches of thistles around Pony Wood were proving a magnet for insects today. There were at least four species of bumblebee feeding from them, along with numerous hoverflies and some meadow brown butterflies.

There were also good numbers of swallows feeding over Flora Field.

Steve Bullen




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  1. Just a note that although we scythe the thistles in the fields to stop them taking over we leave large patches of thistle in areas such as the Pony Wood path borders.

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