We have just endured a spell of exceptionally wet weather that has been hard work for both people and wildlife.Continue reading “Surviving the floodwaters”
Of the 21 species of butterfly identified in the park this summer, two do not overwinter here: the painted lady (Vanessa cardui) and the red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)Continue reading
Robin’s winter song
The robin is one of the few birds in the UK that sing in the winter as well as the summer. The purpose of the song is territorial; robins winter here and defend their territories all year round.Continue reading
Ten numerical facts about bats:Continue reading “Bat numbers”
A squirrel video to cheer you up on a really wet Sunday morning.Enjoy!
Task number 2.
Ian Bushell reports on cutting back the set-aside on the northern edge of Village Green with brush cutters.Continue reading “Wet Wednesday cont.”
Almost all of the 21 species of butterfly that have been seen in the park this summer, will overwinter here. Butterflies can hibernate in all four of the stages of their development.
Britain has fifty eight species of butterfly, and nine of these species spend the winter as an egg, thirty two spend it as a caterpillar, eleven as a pupa, and six as an adult.Here are some examples:
National Badger day
It was National Badger Day yesterday and we missed it. Sorry.Click here for pictures and posts:
Most of our swallows have left by this time of year; Britain’s swallows overwinter South Africa.Continue reading
As required by NPPF 2019, WC has made FMMs to WHSAP to include policy statements for the sites at H2.4, H2.5 and H2.6 which take full account of the TBMS and the BoA SAC.What does any of this mean? Click here:
All our willow warblers will have left by now; they are on their way to sub-Saharan Africa where they will spend their winter. Theirs is the longest journey undertaken by any of the park’s migratory birds. Why do such tiny birds fly so far and take such risks to do it?Continue reading “Willow warbler migration”
Long-tailed tits, Aegithalos caudatus, form small, excitable flocks at this time of year of up to twenty individuals.Continue reading “Long tailed tit”
Thought you’d like these photos of a juvenile squirrel discovered in the park yesterday. I think it was probably ground feeding as there were no signs of injury and he scampered up the nearest tree after a brief look around! Lovely little chap 😊
Pictures by Simon Handley
If you regularly walk near the Lambrok or any of its tributary streams, keep a lookout for water voles. They are an important protected species and any planned development along the stream will need to take their presence into account.Continue reading “Water voles”
Nursery web spider
A nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) photographed in the park by DKG on a dewy Sunday morning.Continue reading