Nature

ECOLOGICAL DATA SEARCH WITHIN 2KM OF STRATFIELD TURGIS

 baby hedgehogs small Baby hedgehogs in late June. Unfortunately they had been abandoned and were in danger of hypothermia (even in June!).
   
   Bluebells in Spring. Taken in the local woods.
Swallows just leaving the nest for the first time. 16th July 2005.

Unusual sight on the Village Walk - September 2005.
Caused by a wasp the ‘briar ball’, ‘Moss-gall’ or ‘Robins pincushion’ can be seen on the Dog-rose (Rosa canina) and Field-rose (Rosa arvensis). They used to be used by apothecaries as remedies for colic and as a diuretic.