Wavell School

Wednesday, July 7th 2010

Zigzag Clover

There were over 30 species of moth in the moth trap this morning. There were lots of familiar species such as Burnished Brass, Purple Clay, Elephant Hawkmoth and Peppered Moth. However, there were some new ones too. One of these was Scallop Shell, a beautiful moth with numerous, tightly-packed, contoured brown wavy crosslines. The other has been identified as a Blackneck (this is yet to be confirmed). The list of total species on the reserve is now almost 2000.

Pupils from Wavell Primary School came to Foxglove to learn about flowers and bees with Kate from Plantlife as part of the 'Wild About Plants' Bee Scene project. The children made a bumblebee to take home and carried out a bumblebee survey. They found plenty of wildflowers and the results of their survey showed that Foxglove Covert is a very good area for bumblebees! More information on this project is available from the Wild About Plants website: www.wildaboutplants.org.uk

Oxeye Daisy

Common Cat's-ear

Some of the flowers on the Bee Scene list are shown here on Elizabeth's photos. They are Zigzag Clover, Oxeye Daisy and Common Cat's-ear.

A couple of quick reminders. There will be a Foxglove coffee morning on Saturday in Bedale and we will be grateful of any help. This could be on the day making teas and coffees or providing some cakes to sell on the day. Please get in touch if you are able to lend a hand.

Secondly, could parents of children who attend eco-club please get in touch about the next few events as we have added some to the diary.


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