Dry Drayton Nature Notes - October
Here we will build a collection of monthly nature notes for Dry Drayton. At the moment the page has minimal information - this will build in coming months. You will find here information about regular and more unusual sightings of Parish flora and fauna. Please send us your sightings to add to these pages or send your local wildlife queries to us.
John Clare, The Shepherd's Calendar 1827
The mushroom buttons each moist morning brings
|Flora||Berries are seen on the Hawthorns.|
|Insects and Spiders||
Some sightings of butterflies still possible depending on the weather - look out for late flying: Clouded Yellow, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Small Copper.
|Amphibians and Reptiles|
Redwings are visitors from the North this month.
Blackbird, Robin, Songthrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Starling, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Wood Pigeon, Crow, Rook, Magpie, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant, Red legged partridge, are all to be seen
Muntjac deer can often be seen on the road verge between Madingley and Dry Drayton. Foxes are more often smelt than seen. Badgers are here, but a rarer sight. Squirrels and Rabbits are much in evidence.