Autumn set in this month and the site became overgrown and rank in places - time for a tidy up! The leaves turned colour and the site was looking good all month- chrome yellow hornbeam, coral spindles, orange and red Queldar rose and purple red dogwood branches. A few evening primroses still flowered. Viper's Bugloss grew from seed by the back garden path of the Riverside Road houses this year - hopefully we can collect more seed from it.
The geese have been flying purposefully. The last of the Martins also departed. However the tits (including long-tailed), wrens and robins were still with us. A charm of goldfinches was working the site on the weekend of 28/29 October, and the goldcrest was spotted on the butterfly meadow. The Kingfisher has been seen again this month.
Muntjac deer hoofprints were seen in the mud by the Ver.
Next report (November 2000)