Just two members turned up for last weekend’s work party on the reserve. The annual bird box survey was completed for Liz’s Wood and on the reserve side of the brook for JMNR, leaving just the boxes on the other … Continue reading
The final JMNR work party of the year will take place on Saturday 18th November. The main tasks to be undertaken will include our annual bird box survey and the raking up of recently cut vegetation. To help at the … Continue reading
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
Jeff Davis reported seeing a Vapourer moth on his car during the work party.