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Abundant wildlife at Linford

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Plenty to see on our walk from Linford Bottom this morning.

A cinnabar moth

A cinnabar moth – a day flying moth.The black and yellow caterpillar of the cinnabar moth is a welcome sight in the New Forest – it feeds on the ragwort plant which is highly poisonous to the Forest ponies.

A herd of fallow deer in Akercome Bottom

A herd of fallow deer in Akercome Bottom.

Deep in Pinnick Wood, a Greater Spotted Woodpecker finds insects on a dead tree

Deep in Pinnick Wood, a Greater Spotted Woodpecker finds insects on a dead tree. Notoriously shy, this was taken at a high zoom so apologies for the poor quality of the picture.

A large fungi, over a foot across, known as Chicken of the Woods

A large fungi, over a foot across, known as Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) at the Greenford end of Pinnick Wood.

Chicken of the Woods from underneath with the help of a little flash

Chicken of the Woods from underneath with the help of a little flash.

Gathering cloud over Greenford, but the sunshine keeps the greens bright

Gathering cloud over Greenford, but the sunshine keeps the greens bright.

The tree canopy of Pinnick Wood

The tree canopy of Pinnick Wood.

The natural art of a fallen oak tree

The natural art of a fallen oak tree. The encroaching cloud creates an odd cast to the colours.

By Linford Brook, the morning sun lights a birch tree against the dark clouds

By Linford Brook, the morning sun lights a birch tree against the dark clouds.

The fine avenue of oaks on the approach to the car park

The fine avenue of oaks on the approach to the car park.


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