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It certainly feels like Spring. A walk on the hill behind Lancing was wonderful, saw several butterflies, Peacock, Comma, Brimstone and Small tortoiseshell. There were lambs in the fields and the air was full of bird song, especially the wonderful Skylark. We spotted a couple of Buzzards soaring high over Steepdown, these were being harassed by crows.
We took a walk in Tottington Woods this afternoon to see how the season was coming on. The warm sunshine brought out Peacock and Comma butterflies and several strange looking flies, which I’m told are Bee-Flies. The woodland has been managed over the winter by Tottington Woodlanders, this was evident by the neat piles of wood in the area. Regular coppicing will increase the light to the woodland floor, helping the wood anemones and primroses to flourish and create open sheltered glades for the summer butterflies.
The bird song was lovely to hear and it will only be a matter of weeks until the Bluebells will be out. We’ll be back.
This lovely woodland is in Small Dole, there is a brown sign on the main road nearly opposite the Fox pub, close to the Mackley Industrial Estate.
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