Monday, December 04, 2017
Red leaves and wood chipper
There is a cotoneaster seedling in Medlar Wood, bird sown no doubt, that is normally unobtrusive, but at this time of the year the leaves turn wine red and it makes quite a distinctive feature. Now it has more light I hope it will grow large enough to flower and fruit so that I can put a name to it.
Over in the north east corner of the Square Metre proper a bird has perched on my chestnut wood block and attacked the decaying branch behind. I somehow doubt that it is a woodpecker. Maybe a magpie? Quite a large bird judging by the size of the deposit it has left on top of the block.