Rabbit warren

There are two rabbit warrens in the park: one at the far end of Sleepers and one in the thick bramble hedge that runs alongside the central path from Fiveways to Puddle Corner.

Here is a fascinating video, narrated by Chris Packham, about a rabbit warren.


A short video while we wait for the next sighting of the barn owls in the park:


The snowdrops are opening

The snowdrops in the copse in the southern corner of Village Green are beginning to open.

Video by Neil Bromhall
Header picture taken in the park by DKG


Here’s one of last year’s posts from snowdrop time:

Hatch!

Extraordinary little video of an emperor dragonfly hatching into its final adult form.

Published on Jul 31, 2012 by wildvod.
Emperor Dragonfly larvae emerging from the kitchen garden pond at the Tyntesfield National Trust Estate in June 2012.

Here is a fascinating little video of a peacock butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. We know that there are at least two nests of peacock caterpillars in the park so, by the end of July, we should see these beautiful adults.

Filmed and edited by Daniel Castell

Spotting tawny owls

Has anybody heard or seen the tawny owl that was spotted in the park three weeks ago? We are hoping it is still here, perhaps with a mate, looking for nest sites.

Tawny owl calls are unmistakeable, the classic too-wit-too-woo, but their camouflage is excellent and they are difficult to spot against a background of tree bark. Here is a short video from YouTube to help with identification.

Contact details, if you have anything to report, are here.

More about tawnies:

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