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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Moth Night at Low Moor

Hello All
I spotted this notice of a fairly local Moth Night on 1st August - not sure I can go, but it might be interesting as we prepare to get our own Moth Trap etc?

Regards - Margaret

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Rewilding Britian

I came across this site Rewilding Britain via Peter Cairns' Facebook page.  Is it of any interest or use to anybody?

Ric J

Thursday, 16 July 2015

We had a really good meeting last night, making plans for our stall at Kershaw's Garden Centre on 1st August and for our Open Day on 22nd August.  Hope we'll see lots of you there.

Now, these might not be the best photos ever but perhaps you can appreciate the transformation of our cabins from ugly duckling yellow to nature reserve green!

 Some of our volunteers had already put in a good few hours painting during the day, so a sociable gathering in the evening sun was very welcome. Well done guys!!

..... Still a bit to do though....

Monday, 13 July 2015


Anyone wishing to help on Wednesday this week will be more than welcome meet in the compound at 10am jobs to Do are painting the cabin , erecting outdoor tables , and making a path to the cabins in readiness for the open day ,please come dressed for painting. Yours Graham

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Aerial Views

These were shot from my drone on a rare sunny day last week, hopefully at a time when it did not upset the birds.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Some recent sightings on the reserve

                                      A few of these Burnet Moths are around at the moment
                  Poss Moorhen chick. There were four of these little fluffy things around
                                                         Reed Bunting looking for insects
                              Juvenile Moorhen and Little Grebe. They seem to have done Ok this year.

 Bumble Bee. Poss white tailed. I think they have had a difficult time so far this year
                                         Hoverflies. I love the detail when you see them close up

                                                         Burnet moths. I love the vivid colours

                                                                 Ringlet Butterfly

 Small Skipper Butterflies. I love the detail you can get on seeing butterflies close up

                                      Speckled Wood. A lover of sun and shade
          Heron on the prowl looking for a meal. Hope it wasn't one of our fluffy little chicks!
                                  One of our friendly Robins skulking around the reeds for food.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Saturday June 20th & July 4th 2015

A rather late posting. The bee hunt proved very popular, 21 of us attended a very pleasant walk around the reserve. Peachysteve led us over the Yellow Brick Road and pointed out various species of bee and flower. I unfortunately did not stop long. There was a Solstice walk in the evening.
  I went on site yesterday (4th of July) and saw many butterfly. By far the most abundant were the Ringlet, there were hundreds very active along the path sides. Common Spotted Orchid, and Yellow Rattle are very common in several areas.

Peachysteve points out the Grass Vetchling

Grass Vetchling

July 4th at Cromwell

Speckled Wood

Spotted Orchid

Yellow Rattle