Starting from number six there are five new photographs on…

November 11, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number six there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

Thought I would share with you some forest ponds and autumn reflections, and some more Glistening Ink Caps – all taken in Epping Forest… Jill xx

Cricket Field Pond.

Middle Pond.

Middle Pond.

Third Pond.

Glissening Ink Cap. Jill xx.

It is not the telescope that is on camera 2 tonight, it is the Valley camera that we managed to get going today. To move the Valley camera we needed to control it from a computer, that was quite hard. We are now using a keyboard making it a lot easier. The Focus on the moon is not great, but we are seeing the moon as close as the small telescope in the observatory.

We disconnected the the infra-red lamps on the Valley camera and installed a different type believing that the Valley camera would have needed to be repaired. Now that we have got it working we will reconnect them.

The Wood we acquired yesterday borders the Valley and it is what you can see beyond the post and trees and far over to the right hand corner of the Valley. It then cover to the North and East to just under 18 acres. It needed to be under our control as although it belonged to Somerset County Council it was being used illegally for shooting. Why the Council sold it I will never understand. It was sold at the same auction as a Farm that borders it. I can understand the Farm being sold, but not the Wood.

Although I have lived at Denbury for fifteen years I have never been very far into the Wood. On Sunday we walked around a good part of the 18 acres. It was a lot nicer Wood than I had imagined. Over the years it has had very little work done to it. There are many fallen trees that will keep the Lads busy for the Winters for a few years cutting logs. There will also need to be a lot of thinning to open the canopy. I am making it sound not very nice, but it is a very beautiful wood, with a couple of streams, two small quarries and a restored Lime Kiln. It is a wonderful wildlife site that Red, Roes Deer, Fox and Badgers live or frequent.