Monthly Archives: June 2013

20th June 2013- Bumblebee survey

A hot humid day and another visit from Nikki Gammans to help with our bumblebee recording programme. Incidentally, for those who are interested in honing their ID skills and finding out a bit more about bumblebees, Nikki will be joining … Continue reading

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Butterfly Surveys 31st May to 14th June

¬† At last there has been the odd day when temperatures have nudged towards 20C and in shelterd parts of the garden out of the chill wind the butterflies have appeared as if by magic. The Small Whites (Pieris rapae) … Continue reading

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8th June 2013- A visit by the experts

On Saturday we were pleased to welcome back the group of entomologists who visited last October, and returned to carry out some more survey work on our meadows, woodland and compost heaps. This time the group included¬†Peter Hodge, who is … Continue reading

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4th June 2013- Biodiversity update and bumblebee survey

Today’s bumblebee survey was a complete contrast to the one we attempted last week in the grey, slightly drizzly, definitely windy conditions. Last week we succeeded in identifying two individuals bravely feeding on the Cotoneaster horizontalis on the kitchen drive- … Continue reading

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