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Wildlife Wednesday from the Meadow Hide

It’s a day flying solo at the wildflower meadow hide today. The meadow is now in full retreat , the hight has dropped down to around 300mm ( 12 inches) , winter is apparently approaching ! It’s also been the first day that I have had to unpack the blankets in the hide , when the wind picked up the wind chill was very cool.

We are now starting to plan for next year. Expansion of the paddling pool , a new mirror / reflection pool and a few new bird feeders are all planned. We will also carry on the planting of a few more trees around the hide. The hide itself is now completely finished so apart from a fresh coat of wood stain and a hoover inside.

One of our aims when we acquired the meadow was to give nature a helping hand without interfering too much. So with the hide finished we have started to look at just how we can help. Last week we had a meeting at the meadow with a representative from one of the Britain’s largest wildlife charities. Unfortunately we can’t give anymore details at the moment , but we have been accepted and will be taking part in a secret project. Exciting times ahead….

Anyway enough about future projects , back to today’s visitors at the meadow. The rat pack are now back in full force. It’s hard to give accurate numbers but there are at least six rats . The squirrels are back , competing with the rats for ownership of the nut feeder. The smaller birds including the Wren all made multiple appearances.


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