Category Archives: JMNR News

This section shows news items specific to the Jim Mart Nature Reserve. It pulls together the posts from JMNR Sightings and JMNR Work Parties.

JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 24th September 2017

The final week of the 2017 butterfly recording season has arrived. John Parlby spotted Comma (8), Green-veined White (2), Red Admiral (3) and Speckled Wood (4). On the Bottom Pond, the Adult Dragonfly survey yielded Brown Hawker and Southern Hawker … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 17th September 2017

The penultimate week for the transects. Still a few butterflies around on the reserve, mainly on the brambles and the last few buddleia flowers according to Nikki Mahadevan. On the butterly transect the count was Comma (3), Painted Lady, Red … Continue reading

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Jim Mart Work Party 23rd September

The main tasks for this weekend’s work party will be cutting back the brambles encroaching onto the margins of the Middle Pond as well as raking up hedge cuttings and other cut and dead vegetation around the site. We also … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 7th September 2017

John Parlby recorded for week 23. Just two species were seen during the walk, although in good numbers for a small site: Red Admiral (7) and Speckled Wood (14). No dragonflies or damselflies were seen during the survey of the … Continue reading

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JMNR Sightings – September 1st 2017

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9.30 am 4 Red Admiral, 10 Speckled Wood, 2 Peacock, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper, 1 Straw Dot, Brown China-mark. 5+ Southern Hawker (including mating pair), Brown Hawker, Emerald damselfly, 10+ Common Darter. Tachina fera (fly). … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 26th August 2017

Week 22 of the butterfly transect. John Parlby recorded Comma (2), Gatekeeper (2), Green-veined White (9), Red Admiral (3), Peacock (5), Small Copper (2) and Speckled Wood (8). On the Bottom Pond, the dragonfly survey yielded a Brown Hawker and … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 20th August 2017

Dave Clay recorded the week 21 butterfly transect, finding Gatekeeper (2), Green-veined White (12), Small Copper (2), Meadow Brown (2), Painted Lady, Peacock (6), Red Admiral (4) and an unidentified white. The Hide Pond was the subject of this week’s … Continue reading

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JMNR Sightings – 19th August 2017

Jeff Davis reported seeing a Vapourer moth on his car during the work party.

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JMNR Sightings 13th August 2017

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Blackbird, Buzzard, Woodpigeon, Moorhen Butterflies and Moths:1 Holly Blue, 2 Small Copper, 10+ Peacock, 10+ Red Admiral, 5+ Comma, Green-veined White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, 4 Speckled Wood,Shaded Broad-bar, Mother of Pearl. Dragonflies: 2 Brown Hawker, 2 Southern Hawker, C20 Common … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 12th August 2017

UPDATED 18 August 2017 Week 20 of the butterfly transect. Nikki Mahadevan recorded a total of 75 individuals from 11 species: Comma (4), Gatekeeper (4), Green-veined White (13), Large White, Meadow Brown (10), Painted Lady (2), Peacock (27), Red Admiral … Continue reading

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