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 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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JMNR Sightings August 4th 2017

A late afternoon visit, sunny but breezy. Gatekeepers, Meadow Browns, 6 Red Admiral, 6 Peacock, 5 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Skipper, Green-veined Whites, 1 Small Copper,  2 PURPLE HAIRSTREAK ‘dog-fighting’ around the top of the Oak tree on … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 3rd August 2017

A very windy day with showers. Nevertheless Paul Beard picked a sunny spell and recorded the butterflies for week 18 of the transect season (only another 8 weeks left): Comma (2), Gatekeeper (6), Green-veined White (22), Large Skipper (2), Large … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 22nd July 2017

Week 17 of the butterfly transect. John Parlby did the honours and, despite the weather deteriorating, recorded plenty: Comma (10), Essex Skipper, Gatekeeper(8), Green-veined White (15), Meadow Brown (26), Red Admiral (4), Ringlet (3) and three unidentified Skippers. On the … Continue reading

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JMNR Work Party Report – July 22nd 2017

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Just three members turned up for this morning’s work party. However, all the proposed tasks were carried out: removing large areas of Cleavers, cutting the butterfly transect paths and removing some vegetation around the Hide Pond to enable recording for the Dragonfly … Continue reading

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JMNR – 18th July 2017

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In addition to carrying out the butterfly transect (see previous post), Nikki Mahadevan recorded the following: Moths: Shaded Broad-bar, Udea lutealis, Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet, Brown China-Mark, Yellow Shell. Emerald, Azure and Blue-tailed damselflies, Brown and Southern Hawkers, Common Darter. Woodpigeon, … Continue reading

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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 16 and 18th July 2017

Week 16 of the butterfly transect recording produced a big count for Nikki Mahadevan on the 16th: Comma (11), Gatekeeper (10), Green-veined White (15), Large Skipper (2), Meadow Brown (41), Red Admiral (2), Ringlet (37), Small Skipper (4), Small Tortoiseshell, … Continue reading

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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. Azure damsels, Blue tailed damsels, Emerald damsels, 2 Brown Hawkers. Buzzard, Woodpigeon, Bullfinch.

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Jim Mart Work Party 22nd July

This month’s work party will focus on keeping the paths clear and removing some of the Cleavers that are coating the site. To help at the work party, meet at the reserve on Saturday, 22nd July at 9:30 am. We … Continue reading

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