Saturday, 26 September 2020

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Insects at the Furze

My objective had been to photograph birds at the Furze, but there is just too much cover at this time of year. I could hear several clearly, but see nothing. After an hour or two of frustration, I changed lenses and switched to photographing insects, which were much more obliging.

Seven-spot Ladybird


Meadow Brown


Essex Skipper (notice the black underside of the antennal tip)

I also saw Brimestone and Marbled  White, but didn't get photos of these. Despite the long dry period, the recent rain bought forth one mushroom:
Mushroom growing on woodpile. Dark gills, free from stipe.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Photos from the work party on 18th January 2020

Jelly Ear

King Alfred's Cakes

Woodpecker Hole

Woodpecker Holes

Monday, 14 August 2017

Welcome to Weaveley Furze online!

This is the website of the Weaveley Furze Trust whose history, aims and volunteering opportunities can be found by clicking on the links to the right - History, The Re-awakening etc. The Chair's report on activities in 2016/7, given to the Annual General Meeting on 24th April 2017, can be read on both the links Who are we? and Latest News.

Clearing the paths and undergrowth from around relatively recently planted native trees has now started for 2019.  Anyone who would like to help can be assured of a warm and cheerful welcome, plus tea/coffee, cheese and cake. It's an enjoyable way of getting fresh air and exercise or just of having a good time in the English countryside, with family or friends or as part of a working party - contact the Trust for details of times and dates when these are planned, or click on Latest News.

Weaveley Furze is open to visitors every day all year round. The Getting There link gives details of access by foot, public transport and car. Interesting natives of the wood include many plants, fungi, insects, birds - and these deer, which volunteer Perry Knight has been recording with a hidden, motion-triggered camera.

Comments and Feedback are always welcome.  Thank you very much for visiting our website - and we hope to see you in the wood.