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Peplers in Rye · 3W ago

Trailcam video: Deer, Badger, and Fox in the woods

We've got a new trail cam! Here's some video from the first week or so of its use in the woods, showing a deer, badger and fox:Apart from a few social visits, we've not been doing much in th...
Peplers in Rye · 2M ago

First Bluebell in the woods!

We found our first Bluebell of this Spring in the woods yesterday!The Wood Anemones are looking great as well now:And in one of the dens Tracy's class built back in the autumn, the flowers h...
Peplers in Rye · 3M ago

Felling oak trees and signs of Spring

I've been busy with work the past couple of months, but am now back in the woods more often, and there are clear signs of Spring in the wood at last - the Wood Anemones are back :-)My friend...
Peplers in Rye · 5M ago

Winter sunrise at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

With the coppicing completed for the winter, there's time for other things, like enjoying a frosty sunrise at Rye Harbour while waiting for my car to get it's MOT done. Here's a few photos, ...
Peplers in Rye · 5M ago

Coppicing completed and Christmas lunch in the woods

Well, the winter's work in the woods is now done! Just for fun, I put my GoPro camera up one of the last few trees to be felled:The final few days of coppicing in 2016 including some pretty ...
Peplers in Rye · 6M ago

Frosty days and splitting wood the Norwegian way

It's been frosty in the wood recently! This created an opportunity for a photos... There's a few below, and you can view more here. I've changed the way I split logs now - I used to start th...
Peplers in Rye · 6M ago

Autumn leaves, buzzards overhead and some Christmas gifts from the woods

Autumn is shifting towards winter in the woods, but there's some lovely sights right now, such as this carpet of leaves:The regrowth in the area we cut a year ago is still hanging on to a fe...
Peplers in Rye · 7M ago

A Hornets' Nest, False Death Cap and coppicing update

It's been a few weeks since I last posted, so there's quite a bit to say... First, here's a short video of a nest of European Hornets in our woodland. They're actually quite timid, and didn'...
Peplers in Rye · 8M ago

The start of this year's coppicing

We made a start on this year's coppicing! The first job was to cut back the side of the track passing through the wayleave, so we can get the car in:This is the area we're cutting, starting ...
Peplers in Rye · 9M ago

Digging a new culvert

Not content with repairing an old culvert, we've also been busy digging a new one. Here's the track before we started, with the pipe laid on top:The water comes from a spring up the hill fro...