A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Millennium Wood and Fairy Door
I haven't been to Millennium Wood for a while so I stopped off yesterday morning for a quick walk. Its only a small nature reserve covering 10 acres and takes about 20 minutes to walk around. It was planted in the year 2000 with over 9000 trees and shrubs and the habitat includes grassland, heath, shrubs and woodland.
There are hundreds of silver birches on site and I was hoping (probably rather optimistically!) that there might be orange underwing moths about and possibly even a summer visitor like a chiffchaff!
It was very quiet though wildlife wise - certainly no moths or butterflies and the only birds showing were the inevitable blackbirds, blue tits, wood pigeons and magpies. Still it was a nice stroll in the Spring sunshine.
The Fairy Door in an oak tree not far away has had yet more additions!
To be honest I preferred it less adorned when it looked like this!
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