Whilst on the common this morning I spooked a Woodcock on the southern meadows near the cattle grid on the B3016.
Also the Ragged Robin is in flower so the Forester moths will be out very soon, fingers crossed, as long as we get a few warm, dry and not too blowy days.
Common spot orchids are starting to flower in the gas main ride at the southern end ot the common.
Nearly all the paths and rides on the common were mown last week and any trees blocking them removed.
Enjoy your walking and riding, the common will look its best over the next month or two. Ranger Steve