Felbrigg Hall in the late afternoon sun
I did my last Index of Relative Abundance (IoRA) survey of Felbrigg yesterday afternoon. I wasn’t planning to but, on a brief walk through Lion’s Mouth in the morning, I’d lost my lens hood for my camera, so another visit to the Great Wood became necessary! Killing two birds with one stone (if only I could have found two birds that is!) I decided to do the survey at the same time. Actually there were a few things about, and by the time I’d done the old deer-park, sheep pastures around the church, the rough grazing below the dam, the lake & water meadows and the western shelter-belt, I’d clocked up forty species. Nothing particularly exciting but a nice selection of typical parkland species. The the late afternoon light on the bare oaks, with the hall glowing in the background, was simply splendid.