As we enter the beginning of October there is a definate feel of the seasons turning. September turned out to be a beautiful month with warm sunny days bringing out lots of dragonflies and damselflies such as the black darter, southern hawker, common darter, golden ringed dragonfly,small red damselfly and common blue damselfly.

The leaves are now beginning to turn their yellows and oranges and with a drop in temperature and some rain it is a good time to go on a walk looking for fungi especially through our woodland walk.

Out on the saltmarsh, pools  and the lowland wet grassland the numbers of ducks and waders are beginning to increase. Curlews, teal, black tailed godwits, dunlin, snipe to mention a few. There have been four Great egrets around for a couple of weeks and these can be seen on the saltmarsh and sometimes the pools at Marian Mawr. Marsh harrier, goshawk peregrine and hen harrier have all been seen in the last week.

Numbers of Barncale geese are building up with over 200 now here. 

In the woods bramblings have also been heard.