Silver-washed Fritillary and other seasonal woodland gems

Silver-washed fritillary have been seen again in Carpenters Wood. The eggs are laid on tree trunks and in the Spring move down the tree to feed on Dog Violets which are plentiful in Carpenters Wood. The butterflies were seen settling on the flowers of brambles.

Volunteers have been clearing some of the paths in the Hillas section of the wood. We still have more paths to clear and always welcome new volunteers to help!

Another Friend of Carpenters Wood has found some striking looking fungi enjoying the decaying broadleaf tree trunk:

And for the first time we have seen White Bryony in the Hillas section of the wood:

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