Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Wildlife whilst ragworting

The joys of ragworting are limited but this morning we did have one or two good wildlife experiences. Two hares were playing a chasing game, (we suspect male and female!), in the School Field. We could hear the birds singing including encouraging ones from the direction of the Flora Field. At ground level we noticed a cowslip which, on investigation, seems to be the first one noted on the Reserves since we started keeping a record. A photo next week. The Hay Meadow is full of yellow rattle, ribwort plantain and clover as well as smaller amounts of good king henry and yarrow. Another step forward on its way to a flower meadow.