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The Lockdown interrupted grass-cutting in front of the new houses, revealing a previously overlooked bee-orchid

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We have found that Purple Hairstreak is abundant in the oak trees in the spinney.  You see them flying high over the trees.

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Having observed Noctule bats the previous year we put up a special roosting box for them high in an oak tree in the spinney

Video of Noctule Bats

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A few years ago we planted some Snake's head fritillaries in the meadow.  This year we saw new self-seeded plants (white arrows in the picture)

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The picture below shows Devil's bit scabious flowering for the first time after pot-grown seedlings (inset) were planted out.

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