December has been a relatively mild month with only a few frosty mornings to enjoy.
Luckily Michael Jarmanwas out and about early to capture this shot of the sheep at Barnack Hills and Holes. We’ve chosen it as our image of the month for December.
Each month we select photographs taken by our Facebook members and posted on our site. They might not be technically perfect – but they sum up the events of that month. Here are some other images from December. You can click on them to enhance your viewing.
Liam Boyle captured this shot of frost on undergrowth at Swaddywell Pit Nature Reserve.
This photograph of the Helpston landscape was taken by Jackie Robinson.
Swaddywell, like the rest of our reserves takes on a totally new look during winter as this shot of birch trees, taken by Brian Lawrence, demonstrates.
During the same visit Brian also capture this unusual fungi – identified as a Deceiver.
The wet weather has meant that many of our drainage dykes and rivers have been full of water. This shot by David Alvey shows the Welland in full flow.
As usual our members have been busy out and about capturing great nature shots. These are just a few of them.
The starling murmurations have continued to be spectacular over the Etton Maxey area as this shot by John Parsonage shows. They have attracted large numbers of sightseers on most evenings,
Our work parties have been busy during the early part of the month before Covid restrictions again struck.
One of the many tasks at Swaddywell included plating some oak saplings. The work was captured on film by Ian Wilson.
At the Etton Maxey reserve one of the tasks involved clearing up the piles of branches that have been cut down in the north wood area. This scene was capture by Keren Thomson.