First challenge of the week….try to get to work! Like a lot of the country, the SouthLakes was blanketed with the first snow of winter. Absolutely stunning to look at but a bit restrictive to work in, so many of the Ranger team took the opportunity to catch up on the all important paper work. Photos of the Ranger team sat at a computer are not the most interesting, so here are some of the SouthLakes property in the snow instead!
View from Wray Castle
With the snow comes an opportunity to see what’s been out and about on our doorstep as foot prints and tracks are everywhere. These are just a couple of our neighbours here:
Red deer footprint
National Nest Box Week
At this time of year some birds are starting to mate
and nest. However, like now conditions can be harsh, so food and shelter can be
in short supply. Next week sees the start of National Nest Box Week running
from 14th to 21st February, encouraging people to put
up nest boxes at this time of year. For more information check out the BTO website.
It's great for birds and wildlife, and on the property we are hoping to put up a Barn
Owl box as one has been seen in the area. Fingers crossed we get some new
residents in situ soon.......