Glyn Coy's blogpost on his recent visit contains some lovely photos of this secluded little wood - a perfect outing for small children.
The RHS is calling all gardeners! The beneficial Yellow Cellar Slug, which only eats dead material, is facing extinction due to the invasive Green Cellar Slug and they need your help (this is not 1 April!). Join the springtime slug hunt to help them understand how to encourage and protect these little creatures. Go to the Cellar Slug Hunt web page for full information.
Dog-walkers have proved to be effective bird-spotters, too. Over the years, they've provided valuable records, including a crane in the Railway Meadow, dippers in the Oddford and Fonthill Brooks, lesser spotted woodpecker at Billhay Bridge (between Pyt House and Semley), sedge warbler at Stubbles, golden plover and stonechat in various fields round the village, mandarin duck with young on the Nadder at Stubbles, merlin and hen harrier the concrete road.
All records go to the Wiltshire Bird Report. Please keep them coming!
Photo: Avocets (Izzy Fry)
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