Walking around Laneast, Dave and Mary saw two Skylarks over the downs which is unusual plus basking adders in their usual place. Plenty of otter spraint down by the river and first Chiff-chaff, Stonechats; and two male Reed Buntings on their bird feeder. Apparently, a Red Kite has been seen along the valley. Down at […]
At last, a half decent picture of Bombylius major taken as one was warming up in the greenhouse this morning. The eyes meet in the centre therefore it is a male. Follow this link for more information and ID guide: https://www.brc.ac.uk/soldierflies-and-allies/sites/www.brc.ac.uk.soldierflies-and-allies/files/Bombylius%20ID%20guide.pdf
Many of our members have reported seeing Bloody-nosed and Oil Beetles during March. Butterflies noted include the Brimstone, Comma, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell. Buff-tailed, Early, Tree bumble bees; Hairy-footed Flower bees and small mining bees have been seen in our gardens. But with the current restrictions on non-essential travel who will see the first […]
Here are the notes to download about Moths to look out for in April from Mary Atkinson. Moths in April 2020 (MA)
Please check our list of events because some have been cancelled or postponed. This will be updated as we are notified. But please continue to observe and record our wildlife!
Lovely day today in the garden (Wednesday 11th) with first sightings of bees and butterflies at long last!
Rowena has just reported seeing her first adder up on Kit Hill today (Tuesday, March 3rd). Must have been taking advantage of some warm sunshine on the sheltered side. Keep a look out for them from now on & keep legs & ankles covered up… Sue Morey’s photo taken up on the moor a couple […]
Here are the notes to download about the moths in March (there is also a March Moth…) from Mary Atkinson. Moths in March 2020
One is on the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI) about plant & flower ID tips for beginners with downloadable ID sheets. Find this at: https://bsbi.org/plant-id-getting-started The Royal Society have a series of events to do with ‘You & the Planet’. There was one held recently at the Eden Project about Bio-diversity. These have been […]
From Mary Atkinson, her notes about the moths we may see in February: Moths in February (MA)