Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Sunday 10th November work day

This, very sunny, Sunday we worked with worked with 'Froglife' to build 'Hibernacula' for reptiles wintering within the park. We built 2 in sunny, south facing, spots. These are basically piles of logs covered with vegetation that will provide a place for reptiles such as snakes and lizards, and amphibians that do not hibernate in water, such as newts and toads to over winter safely. These areas will also warm up quickly in the sun to enable snakes to bask and raise their temperature quickly.

A grass snake was spotted nearby while we were working so should be a good spot.

Also spotted in the park, or more accurately, over the park was a Red Kite, one Sparrowhawk, one Kestrel and 4 Common Buzzards. The Buzzards are regularly seen over the park. Also Common Darter Dragonflies were still on the wing.

                                                                      Red Kite

                                                     Common Darter Dragonfly