On Tuesday 16th June 2015 a small but enthusiastic group were taken on an instructive tour of the Flexford Nature Reserve adjacent to North Millers Dale. It was a delightfully warm summers evening and Clare, our guide of the Reserve from the Wildlife Trust, took us through the varied habitats represented, just a stones throw from our homes. Even regular walkers were treated to some fascinating sights that could have been easily bypassed on a casual walk. The icing on the cake was being shown two different Orchids growing wild.
Walk on the Wild side
The weather was perfect for the our guided evening walk led by warden Claire Bishop from the Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust. Discovering that there were so many different varieties of wild flowers present in Lower Flexford Woods, evidence of wildlife and why cattle are brought in to graze the land, was very interesting. Claire kept everyone captivated, so much so that time flew and the walk carried on until 9pm! Ric Green from Rosemore Grove will often be found with volunteers in the woods, clearing and managing the woodland area. If you see him, do stop for a chat and he will tell you what they are doing. Ric is also a member of the Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust.