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JMNR Sightings – August 13th 2019

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Nikki M – early afternoon, 17C Wind B4 W, sunny spells and light showers Butterflies: Large White 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 6, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 12, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 1, … Continue reading

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JMNR Moth Trapping 14th July 2018

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Two moth traps were set up on the night of 14th July and emptied the following morning. The usual 8W actinic Heath trap was set up near the hide and yielded 36 species and a total of 124 moths. A … Continue reading

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JMNR Sightings – 28th May 2018

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Nikki M – A rather warm afternoon on the reserve 22ºC. Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Bullfinch, Blackcap, 2 Moorhen, Great tit chicks being fed in box over Hide pond (opp. end to hide). Peacock, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Common Blue butterflies. Ancylis badiana, … Continue reading

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JMNR Moth Trapping – 18th April 2018

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The moth trap was set up near the hide on the evening of 18th April and emptied the following morning. 64 moths were recorded, 2 of the 13 species were new for the site (shown in bold). Early Thorn 1, Hebrew … Continue reading

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JMNR Moth Trapping – 14th April 2018

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A moth trap was set up by near the hide on the evening of 14th April and emptied the following morning. Minimum night-time temperature 9ºC. Although only 4 species were recorded, 1 was a new species for the site (shown … 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 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 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, a … Continue reading

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JMNR Sightings April 23rd 2017

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N. Mahadevan 14C 2 Mandarin, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Goldfinch, Swallow. Peacock butterfly, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Green-veined White, moth Ancylis badiana. Lesser Yellow Underwing caterpillar on nettle. 2 teneral Large Red damselflies below Bottom Pond, a hoverfly (Rhianga Campestris), St Mark’s … Continue reading

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