Photo Competition

A Wildlife Competition for members. Please click here for details. You have only until April 2nd to send in your picture!

Friday, 31 August 2012

Cromwell on the 28th

Lots of brown dragonflies around, one black and white striped one shot through.

This brown one looks like a Brown Hawker

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Next Meeting Wednesday 19th

Hi all   the next meeting will be at the Halifax Fire Station on the 19th of September at 7-7.30pm  yours Graham

Friday, 24 August 2012

More Feeedback from Colin. Members Site

Many relevant points Colin. These should be considered at the next meeting.
Members click here

Work Party Tomorrow

The work party scheduled for tomorrow the 25th is postponed until the 1st of September due to materials required not being available until next week. The bench and also the seat for the photoghraphers area will be fitted then.
All welcome to come along at 9:15

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Post on Members page

Hi all

There is a post on the Members blog for your attention.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Willow Screen Weaving

Just thought I'd put up some pictures of the work we did today. Me, Alan and Mike did some more work on the bird screen. We cut and wove some more willow into the screen. Some more work needs to be done but we're over half way there.

                               ... and after.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Moth Evening

Hi all

The moth evening scheduled for this Saturday the 18th has been postponed to Saturday the 25th of August.

This is to allow for a greater attendance on that day.

Meet in the car park by 9:00 pm

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Working Party 11th of August 2012

There were 7 of us, Robin, Graham, Mike, Allan, Emily, Elaine (welcome to the Group Elaine) and myself. We cleared lots of growth around the feeding area. Emily cleared lots of branches which were obstructing a clear view. The steps were completed and the photographers screen was almost finished.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Cromwell This Lunchtime - Purple Hairstreak

The Environment Agency were down on the river today (thanks Robin for the text). They were surveying the Calder below the weir for numbers/species of fish. I hopefully we will get info from them.

 Also spotted was a male Broad Bodied Blue Chaser Colinsia dukensii. They are sometimes seen skulking in low herbage. It was quite a bold specimen and approached me without fear and communicated with me in a strange tongue.

Colinsia dukensii
On a serious note - Colin reports "large numbers" of Purple Hairstreak on oak very close to the reserve.

The debris on the overhanging branch gives an indication of the hight of the river during the recent floods.

Friday, 3 August 2012

CB Thursday


This afternoon we had a walk round and had one Willow warbler still in song a few swallows but did not see any swifts  There were large numbers of Gatekeeper and Skipper Butterflies.

and this plant yet to be I.D.   

Thanks for the ID's
The plant is Mugwort. 

Working Party Dates

A few more dates for the working partys  11th / 18th  August    8th  / 22nd  September
   and  6th  / 13th  /20th  of October   Jobs to do will include reed and tree cutting spraying the cut trees building a link bridge , nest box check and clear  and the photographers screen by the bird tables
yours Graham