Skeletons in the woods

With spring leaping in to action the leaves are starting to come out on the trees.

The remains of last years leaves are still around though, with drifts of dry orange leaves piled up in nooks and crannies. Amongst these, you can also find ornate and delicate leaf skeletons.

A true woodland skeleton © Rhian Davies

Leaf skeletons form when the pulpy parts of a leaf rot away, leaving the more fibrous veins behind, which form a skeleton.

Keep an eye out for these woodland skeletons when walking through the reserve.

Rhian – Seasonal Ranger

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With spring leaping in to action the leaves are starting to come out on the trees. The remains of last years leaves are still around though, with drifts of dry …

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