‘Make Hay When the Sun Shines’

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

With the fine weather that came today came the work, but luckily it was shared by our fine team of volunteers.

We had lots going on, including Marsh Thistle pulling on the Flower Meadow. This gave us a chance to look at the management side of things such as grazing, and damp areas that need work, as well as the flora and fauna such as this 7 Spot Ladybird

Hoverfly larvae maggots were found at the base of the thistles

The work around the site did not stop as Stacey gave a presentation to the Dales School on her Antarctic exploits, which caused such interest that the 30 minute talk became an hour. From the preview on setting up I know I will be there for another talk which I hope she will hold in the future for the volunteers.

Other items of interest were this Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly.

A Red Necked Footman.

A Lacewing.

The Bird Cherry Ermine Moth was dropping from the Shrub Bird Cherry.

A Bird Cherry Ermine Moth case.

Together with the bracken bashing and the start of the pothole filling it was a very full day.  Thank you to all the volunteers for their continued hard work. Also thanks to Brian for his photographs.


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