Surveys

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Volunteers have been busy undertaking surveys of butterflies, moths and flowers over the past two days as well as working hard to improve the habitats here at Foxglove. Yesterday John completed his butterfly walk, finding 12 species including Painted Lady and Dark Green Fritillary, as well as good numbers of Green Veined White and Peacock - seen here feeding on Hemp Agrimony.

As usual the moth trap was set last night; fewer were seen this morning than last week, most likely as the conditions were cooler and less humid. Still an impressive 41 species were trapped including Mother of Pearl, Scalloped Oak and Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing which made its first appearance in the trap this year.

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

Finally the monthly flower survey was carried out this morning with eight volunteers helping to identify the 107 species of flower found. They returned to the centre rather excitedly having found Pepper Saxifrage and Saw-wort in new areas of the reserve!

Saw-wort

Thank you to everyone who has spent time over the past few days helping us to survey and identify the many different types of wildlife on the reserve.


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many days are there in one year? (3 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Risedale Rangers

Posted 14th November 2018

The Risedale Rangers were in again today, tidying up broken down dead hedges. Meanwhile Imogen has been hard at work clearing routes through to the…

Read More

More Coppicing

Posted 13th November 2018

Today has been another day of coppicing around the Field Centre with the volunteers. With blue skies overhead, Birch was cut and treated, Willow was…

Read More

Two New Residents!

Posted 12th November 2018

Today marked the exciting arrival of two new additions to the Foxglove team, meet Fawn (left) and Corvus (right), our two new Exmoor ponies. They…

Read More

A Redwing Day

Posted 11th November 2018

The nets were opened as the mist hung around the reserve.  I had hoped that it was the right kind of mist to highlight many…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |