Spring has arrived on the reserve in the last few weeks. Willow warblers are singing across the reserve and we had our blackcap in the Plants. Woodpeckers continue to drum across the reserve with the rarer Lesser Spotted Woodpecker being seen near decoy cottage Other species seen in the woods include lesser redpoll, siskin, bullfinch, treecreeper, goldcrest and marsh tit.

Across the heathland area 1 woodlark was heard singing, a red kite and several buzzards were seen overhead. Several slow worms, common lizards and a grass snake were recorded as well.

This time of year Tudeley Woods is awash with spring flowers. In the rides you should see a flush of primroses and violets. Soon the woodland floor will be carpeted with, bluebells, wild garlic and early purple orchids.

(Violets by Nick Feledziak)

A further fungi species was recorded at Tudeley in the last month, bringing the total to 1162! The small golden cup fungi was found near decoy pond.

(Golden Cup by Martin Allison)

Please let us know of any sightings you may have on the reserve.

Cheers,

Matt

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