When the park had fallow deer, this had been their enclosure, but only a small, fenced off part of the wood called Fallow Deer Grove remains as a reminder of their former presence.
|Tools and safety talk before we got started.|
A fox (just the back legs and tail seen)
Lots of flies
The least popular being the flies, which found something interesting in the spot where we had our lunch. Otherwise this was ideal as it was a spot where the forest school had set up log seating. There was evidence of other wildlife. The two stags which have managed to get into the wood and have so far evaded the rangers' efforts to chase them out again had left trails and some fresh poo. There was also a large hole uncovered as the rhody was cleared, which was believed to contain a badger, and almost ended up containing a volunteer.
|Artistic shot of the fire!|