Author Archives: Peter Faulkner

JMNR – 16th July 2017

In addition to carrying out the butterfly transect (see separate post), Nikki Mahadevan recorded the following: Moths: Latticed Heath, Shaded Broad-bar, Silver-y, Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet. Azure damsels, Blue tailed damsels, Emerald damsels, 2 Brown Hawkers. Buzzard, Woodpigeon, Bullfinch.

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 9th July 2017

Dave Clay recorded the butterfly transect today for week 15: Comma (4), Gatekeeper, Green-veined White (9), Large Skipper (2), Meadow Brown (8), Peacock, Ringlet (36) and Speckled Wood (2). Four whites were unidentified. On the Bottom Pond a Brown Hawker, … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 30th June 2017

Paul Beard was fortunate to find a brief window of half reasonable weather, on the very last day of recording for week 13, to find just two species of butterfly flying: Meadow Brown (7), Ringlet (9). However, no adult dragonflies … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 17th June 2017

Week 12 for the butterfly transect. John Parlby wasted no time, getting to the reserve on the first day of the recording week to enjoy the sunny, hot (27 degrees) and windless conditions. Green-veined White (4), Large Skipper (8), Meadow … Continue reading

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JMNR – 17th June 2017

In addition to the butterfly and dragonfly transect sightings, John Parlby spotted a Broad-bodied Chaser (dragonfly) on the reserve.

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JMNR – 14th June 2017

Nikki Mahadevan found a range of moths: Blood-vein, Celypha lacunana, Chimney Sweeper (3), Common Carpet (3), Common Marbled Carpet, Nettle-tap (several), and Silver-ground Carpet (5). The Bottom Pond had c100 Azure damsels and c10 large red damsels, many ovipositing. The … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 14th June 2017

Week 11 – Nikki Mahadevan did the honours, recording the following on the butterfly transect: Green-veined White (2), Large Skipper (4), Meadow Brown (3), Small Copper (1), Speckled Wood (4). On the adult dragonfly/damselfly survey it was the turn of … Continue reading

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JMNR – 31st May 2017

In addition to the butterfly survey, Dave Clay noted Scorpion fly and lots of large red damsels and azures, and a Broad-bodied Chaser on the big pond (male).

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 31st May 2017

Week 9 – Dave Clay noted that surprisingly few butterflies were flying despite the sun shining well: Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Copper, Small White and Speckled Wood (2). Meanwhile, on the Middle Pond 20+ Azure and 6 Large Red Damselflies … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 23rd May 2017

Week 8 of the butterfly survey; Paul Beard recorded Green-veined White (6), Orange-tip, Peacock, and Small White (2). This week on the dragonfly/damselfly survey it was the turn of the Hide Pond, where 2 copulating pairs of Large Red Damselfly … Continue reading

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