Saturday, 16 November 2013

Seasonal treats

The woods on Wenlock Edge look stunning at the moment due to the fantastic Autumn colours. It has been a great display for the last few weeks and will probably last for another week or so, depending on what weather we get this week.
Looking great at the moment are the bright yellow needles of Larch, the only conifer i know of thats sheds its needles and the golden brown of the Beech. Both of these species can be seen on our waymarked routes from the National Trust car parks on the Edge, so whether you are planning a run or walk now is a great time to visit. If cycling or horse riding are your preferred modes of travel then our bridleways also offer these aesthetic delights.
Beech leaves
If you can take your eyes off the trees and look down at the ground there is plenty of fungus about, it can be tricky to spot amongst the fallen leaves but it is really interesting (honestly) and worth the effort.
Purple Jellydisc
Fairy Inkcap

The feeders at the bird hide are now getting busier, regular visitors include Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatch, seen below.

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