Warm Days

Friday, June 16th 2023

Firstly a thank you to Mr R Brooks, who is the Principal for Environmental Support and Compliance in the DIO Technical Services team.  We applied for a grant to purchase pond and sweep nets.  These will be used by the species team to continue the valuable work surveying and collecting more data about our species.  As he was in the area for meetings, he very kindly delivered them.  These will soon be used as we 'pond dip' in the ponds in the wetland and across the moor.  The sweep nets will collect bugs and beasties in our meadows, orchards and heaths.  And anywhere else we can think of!  Preferably without thistles! 

The nets will be as well used as the two moth traps that we have also been given through grants from Mr R Brooks.  Thank you again.

Back to bugs and beasties.  Out on the moor a 7 Spot Ladybird was seen on a Dog Daisy.  The sightings of these beetles have been far and few between.

Rayed Knapweed is just beginning to open and a Meadow Brown butterfly was making the most of the nectar.

Most of the 'damsels and dragons' are moving so quickly patience is required to wait for them to rest for a brief moment.  This dragonfly decided to sit still for while allowing some photos to be taken.  The willow seeds had to get in the photo also!

Along Risedale Beck a mayfly was resting.


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