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Autumn

Common Heather turns some areas of the reserve purple in September. The migrant birds leave for warmer climes, but flocks of Starlings and Goldfinches can be seen. The leaves of the birch trees turn gold and get blown around in the autumn westerly winds. Few butterflies are to be seen beyond the end of September.

The reserve is a good site for many species of fungi. Look out for the Fly Agaric with red and white caps, but don’t try to eat it as it is poisonous.