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General postings about the Cockaynes Wood site.

Warden’s Blog, November 2015

Our work party on the first Sunday of the month was very successful despite the heavy mist in the earlier part of the morning. By coffee break we were able to see parts of the meadow from the heath through … Continue reading

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Warden’s blog

‘Went to mow a meadow’. Sunshine & hard work. With the help of Alan from Essex Wildlife Trust driving (being pulled along) the mower, we have managed to mow all the intended area. I did take a turn on the … Continue reading

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Warden’s blog, September 2015.

A late morning walk around site this morning. The reserve is very wet after the rain with lots of puddles but most of the paths are still dry. We saw Red Darter dragonflies laying eggs in the puddles, unfortunately these … Continue reading

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Moth night (28/8/2015) results summary.

We now have the results from Friday nights survey. 4 moth attracting lamps (125W mercury vapour bulbs) were in use around the weighbridge yard & track entrance with moth experts identifying the moths caught. The moths were collected in small … Continue reading

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Open Day, Saturday 28th June 2015

We had a lovely sunny start to our open day over at the Cockaynes Wood reserve last weekend. ┬áThe rain did arrive later on in the morning but not before plenty of visitors arrived to see the site and try … Continue reading

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Warden’s notes 17/6/15

A walk on site today to put up posters for the Open Day (28th June) & meet people enjoying the Reserve. Unfortunately one of the posters was torn in half by the time we got back to our car, but … Continue reading

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Warden’s Notes 10/6/15

A short walk on site this morning found several Common Blue and some Small Heath butterflies on the meadow area. Also there are a small number of Yellow Rattle flowers, a Dog Rose in flower and the orange Fox And … Continue reading

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