For anyone who is interested in beavers, Devon Wildlife Trust hosted an excellent presentation about the beavers on the river Otter and the possibility of introducing them to the Culm which can be viewed from this link: https://connectingtheculm.com/beavers-for-the-culm/?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=113102625&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8c7MXBiPzqT6lAjdjVmcLERhbDe7t7RTuK2aJUYuCnuiDa1FZL10h5Apvi1LiB2zcUMm3GHpgDLr274KrOGtsiDsRFnQ&utm_content=113102625&utm_source=hs_email
The new atlas will be published in May or June and they may even be able to hold a launch party. In the meantime, to take advantage of the pre-publication offer, please download the flyer below. New Butterfly Atlas flyer pdf.
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.
The Autumn inspection on 11th. October was a quiet affair with just me and Coral Edgumbe (social-distanced by a 10ft. Ladder – she was at the front and I brought up the rear!) looking at all the bat boxes, while Simon and Rosie Richardson went off on their own to do the Dormouse boxes. We […]
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 […]
Moths to look out for in November ’20 Merveille du Jour A typically flamboyant Victorian name, but the Merveille du Jour deserves it. A master of camouflage, this single-brooded late autumn moth is relatively common and widespread. It lives on oak, overwintering first as an egg, and, refreshingly, it doesn’t seem to be declining. November […]
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 […]