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 18th June 2017

Very hot afternoon 28°C 14 Large Skipper, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Green-vein White, 1 Small Copper, Silver-ground Carpet, Brown China Mark, Nettle tap, Timothy Tortrix, Celypha lacunana, Crambus lathoniellus, Yellow Shell. Golden-bloomed Grey-longhorn beetle, c100 Azure damselfly, c30 Large Red … 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 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 – 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).

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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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JMNR butterfly and dragonfly transects – 14th May 2017

Week 7 – John Parlby recorded Green-veined White (6), Orange-tip (6), and Red Admiral. A further white butterfly eluded positive identification. It was the turn of the top pond for the Adult Dragonfly/damselfly transect, but none were found. However, John … Continue reading

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JMNR Sightings May 11th 2017

6 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock, 5 Orange Tip, 1 Speckled Wood. Dayflying moths: Ancylis badiana, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Nettle Tap. St. Mark’s Flies, Large Red damselflies. Blackbird, Great tit, Blue tit, Pheasant, Mallard, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat. Tadpoles and newts in Bottom … Continue reading

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