BEES and Spiders!

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

Painting cabins, putting out mink rafts, strimming and re-building dams were some of the tasks carried out this morning by the Foxglove Volunteers. After lunch, attention was turned to the heathland where the piles of brash are mounting!

Heathland weeding

These will be shredded in the near future! Whilst working in this area, Brian and John delighted in identifying the invertebrates amongst the heather! Five-spot Burnet moth and Large Yellow Underwing were found alongside many spider webs like this one below.

Buff Ermine and Mottled Grey moths were seen on the front verranda of the Field Centre. Hopefully, there will be plenty of moths attracted to the moth trap overnight. Red Admiral butterflies were seen on the wing for the first time this year today.

Finally, the BEES group (Bradford Environmental Education Service) visited today and were shown around the reserve by Anne. They had a fantastic time, observing the many flowers, butterflies, damselflies and birds accross the site.  

BEES group

To find out more about the BEES group, you can visit their website:

http://www.bees-ymca.org.uk/


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