The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) have announced a new hedgerow survey underlining their importance for wildlife and connectivity through the landscape and their benefits to farming. Good hedgerows must be managed; some have been with us for a thousand years or more! Please visit :https://hedgerowsurvey.ptes.org/
Our latest newsletter is about to be sent out to our members including a report about our Focus on Ferns day.
Mary Atkinson’s moth report for September is attached for download. Very envious of her Crimson Underwing or rather ‘wings’ left below a bat roost… Moth report for September 2019
Tony Atkinson has worked out the dates to visit each site twice during August. Tutwell (3rd & 26th) & Timbrelham (4th & 27th) are on the Tamar, Woodcocks Well (5th & 28th) is on the Lynher. Meeting time confirmed as 9pm. All the details are here to download: Waterways survey meeting places2
Mary’s moth report for August: Moths in August And of course, Mary has reminded me (thank you) that moth scales show refracted colour from their surface structure, not pigment as such. Which is why old and damaged scales which collect in moth traps, look greyish brown…
From Alison: ” Last night Eric & I saw a recently fledged (presumably) Barn Owl in the village. It had been born in an owl box put up by a neighbour right in the village itself, with the box sited on a large tree bordering one of the roads. It had already been found in […]
Found first dormoussed hazel nuts here today in the side garden next to the wood. So eyes down everyone!
One of the most successful ‘citizen science’ surveys, the count actually started on the 19th July but carries on until August 11th so there’s plenty of time to take 15 minutes off and settle down somewhere nice to count the butterflies. I’ve seen the first of the late summer Holly Blues this morning. Always worth […]
Alison (thank you) asked me to pass this on… “Whilst looking at our garden pond fish last Friday, I was greeted by the largest Grass Snake I have ever seen, a good three foot long, swimming along the edge of the pond and in the process of catching one of our frogs. Eric, of course, […]
Mary has sent us this list of moths for July and explains the differences between the ‘Footman’ moths. Please see attached:July moth report 2019