Apparently this is the world’s largest wildlife survey. Quite a few of our wildlife group take part each year but anyone can join in. Basically, you spend an hour looking at the birds in your garden or local park. You can wrap up well and go outside (take a hot drink!) or stay in the […]
This is a reminder to have your say about the Nature Recovery Plan for Cornwall, one of five areas in England chosen to trial this plan. Click on the link below to read the details but the important part is the survey where you can select your priorities and place a ‘pin’ on the county […]
Each year the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland organises a New Year Plant Hunt between the 1st and the 4th of January. Just search for BSBI New Year Plant Hunt to find out more. Inevitably, the coastal areas do best because of the warmer climates but Gill and Katy from our group set off […]
Thank you to Mary for this review. Moths, annual review for 2020 Please download to read.
Part of the unsettled weather we are having at present is giving us pulses of warm air coming up from the south, bringing some migrants, particularly to the southern part of Cornwall. Apart from the usual trickle of Rusty-dot pearls and Dark Swordgrass, there’s always a chance of less usual species, for example the Gem […]
We planned for a foray this month but had to cancel so Rowena has been visiting the woods and taken lots of photographs. A compilation has been sent out to our members but anyone is welcome to have a go at identifying these~ all shown on our home page. There are 12 in all. Please […]
From the Cornwall Fungus Group arrives this poster. All online; some already booked but still things to see! Poster to download below~ UKFD 2020 portrait FINAL
Time to celebrate 30 years of the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme: https://ptes.org/campaigns/dormice/surveying-and-monitoring-hazel-dormice/national-dormouse-monitoring-programme-ndmp/ Time to take a walk and go nut-hunting for hazel nuts opened by dormice. And please record them here: https://ptes.org/campaigns/dormice/surveying-and-monitoring-hazel-dormice/national-dormouse-database-ndd/ And time to consider and think about the fact that numbers of the hazel dormice have declined by 52% since 1995. We still have them […]
Irene sent photos (taken by Helen) of some they saw this week on private land near Trebullett. These are the female beetles which do not fly. It may be a good year for them as it has been for so many beetles.
The website has changed slightly this year and it is hosted by Butterfly Conservation at: https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/about It’s an important survey for us to carry out because it demonstrates changes in numbers within butterfly species from year to year. Weather data is collected later to see if there is any correlation with ‘good’ years and ‘bad’ years. […]