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Condemned in Rowney Woods

Rowney Woods had conifers planted in it during the 1950s but is now being returned to native deciduous trees by the Forestry Commission. There are still quite a number of these pine trees around – they stand out particularly well with the large daubs of fluorescent yellow/green paint marking them

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Forest Shieldbug (Pentatoma rufipes)

Rowney Woods Revisited

We visited Rowney Woods again today and saw loads of wildlife including a muntjac deer and a small group of fallow deer – needless to say, none were to keen to be photographed! The dragonflies were out in force and there were plenty of other smaller creatures including this Forest

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A Sea of Purple at Rowney Woods

Viper’s Bugloss at Rowney Woods

Last Sunday we took a walk in some fantastic woods a short drive from Great Dunmow. Rowney Woods can be found opposite Carver Barracks in Wimbish on the way to Saffron Walden. Maintained by the Forestry Commission they are a haven for butterflies – we saw a number of Ringlets

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Mark Seton

Mark Seton

I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys music. I'm currently the Digital Secretary of the Bishops Stortford Camera club (and am a past Chairman) and I hold both LRPS and CPAGB distinctions.