October 2017

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor at bay’, and if not eating one then digging one up will surely help, as Friends of Yellowcraig spent a lot of time and effort doing this month.

Crab apple is one of a variety of scrub expanding their territory in the dunes at the expense of the natural dune vegetation, and the resulting removal process saw some pretty ambitious and significant feats of root removal accomplished, if albeit a poorly timed one with ‘apple day’ looming on the 21st.

For the time of year, a late butterfly display was a welcome sight as we were treated to small copper, red admiral and peacock, indeed it seems to have been a boom year particularly for red admiral.

For once we managed to polish off all the biscuits too, a great effort by all ; )