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Moth night (28/8/2015) results summary.

We now have the results from Friday nights survey. 4 moth attracting lamps (125W mercury vapour bulbs) were in use around the weighbridge yard & track entrance with moth experts identifying the moths caught. The moths were collected in small … Continue reading

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Open Day, Saturday 28th June 2015

We had a lovely sunny start to our open day over at the Cockaynes Wood reserve last weekend. ¬†The rain did arrive later on in the morning but not before plenty of visitors arrived to see the site and try … Continue reading

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Warden’s notes 17/6/15

A walk on site today to put up posters for the Open Day (28th June) & meet people enjoying the Reserve. Unfortunately one of the posters was torn in half by the time we got back to our car, but … Continue reading

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Warden’s Notes 10/6/15

A short walk on site this morning found several Common Blue and some Small Heath butterflies on the meadow area. Also there are a small number of Yellow Rattle flowers, a Dog Rose in flower and the orange Fox And … Continue reading

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Moth Night Friday 22nd May 2015

We had great weather for our first official moth night of the season. We had three moth traps set up around the yard area and had a very successful night with around fifty different moth species identified. As an added … Continue reading

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Site Warden’s notes 24th May 2015

Full grown fox cub at metal gate to rear of large silt pond. Pair of Redshank on Scrape. Two separate Green Hairstreak Butterflies, one on birch at metal gate near meadow & the other on bramble beside the bridge between … Continue reading

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On site this week : birds, butterflies and snakes

As the weather continues¬†to improve, spring is well and truly on its way down at Cockaynes and Villa Woods. If you walk along the public footpath through Villa Wood this week you’ll find Wood Anemone, Primrose and Celandine already in … Continue reading

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