In the cool of the evening I wandered down to the Copse. A boardwalk runs through the trees, protecting this SSSI Ancient Woodland fragment from trampling feet, keeping a clear path through. Along the path hazel coppice drop their bows, oaks tower overhead, the light filtered through a myriad of greens onto the verdant forest floor.
Who had made these beautiful additions to the trees? Remarkably they are the work of a tiny insect, a Birch leaf roller, Deporaus betulae, a type of weevil.
Nature really is amazing, I came away from the Copse enchanted with the marvels to be found when you really look.