Our July newsletter will be emailed out to our members before the end of June and Mary Atkinson’s moth report will be added here to the blog.
Just been sent a poster about this event at Bude. Nice to know dormice have been found near-by. See attached for details. Bude BioBlitz Poster June 16th
Rescued this afternoon from my green house. Yet to be verified but I think I’m correct although I think of it as a coastal species and quite special.
Gill sent us this photo taken by her daughter Katy of two mating Eyed-hawk Moths found on a step last Sunday May 26th.
Small numbers at Armstrong this spring but we saw bats and the meadows were a delight. Our grasses day went really well ~ we just need to practice…!
See attached for details: Armstrong and Grasses Day 2019 V2
The first week of May is Hedgehog Awareness week. This year Cornwall Wildlife Trust & Cornwall Mammal Group started a new survey using footprint tunnels to survey rural areas away from human habitation. The study will be repeated for five years.
A short report is attached here : Operation Hedgehog 2019 survey report for LAPWG
Trying to catch up now on event reports before the end of May.
Here is the first.Beetle Day in Stara Woods Apr 2019
Just had a message from a neighbour to report a cuckoo and adders up at Hawks Tor. Need to note the adders!
Ran the trap here in Middlewood on April 29th. Calm night but temperature dropped to 6C. Should I be content with 67 moths from 16 species (28 of which were Hebrew Characters…)?
The star of the night was a Great Prominent which posed elegantly the next morning on the slate.
Hedgehogs are definitely on the move. First seen in Rezare on April 2nd., reports now coming in from Trekenner and North Hill.
Speckled Wood butterflies seen in Rezare on Tuesday
and in Middlewood today plus lots of Anthophora plumipes, the Hairy-footed Flower Bee.