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Archive for June 2016

Guest Blog – Gillian Clifton “January Rubbish Challenge” Week 6

This is the final segment Gillian has sent me. Here she lists the things she has found out since finishing the January Rubbish Challenge. Take a look at the fruit and vegetable aisles of the supermarket and it looks like a sea of plastic. Why? And why are all cucumbers sheathed in plastic and has […]

Posted 24 June 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: brexit, gillian clifton, guest blog, plastic, recycling, shame, weaving, weft

Guest Blog – Gillian Clifton “January Rubbish Challenge” Week 5

Gillian: Oh Dear . . . . Oh dear – what a lousy blogger I am. The month has slipped by and I have barely posted a thing. Well now, it’s time for the truth. We failed. We did not get through January without creating any landfill – nowhere near. To start with I broke […]

Posted 15 June 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: alligator, bamboo, charity, compost, purchase, recycling, reuse, wormery

June 2016: Spotlight on.. Six-spotted Burnet Moth

  Zygaena filipendulae, the day-flying Six-spotted Burnet Moth, is one of seven Burnet moth species to be found in the British Isles, and is the commonest of them. In most years at St Nicholas Fields we see the adult moths in good numbers, feeding mainly on the nectar of thistles and knapweed, sometimes several on […]

Posted 10 June 2016 | Categories: Spotlight on... | Tags: Six-spotted Burnet Moth

Wildwatch: May 2016 Sightings

Highlights Cool damp weather suppresses butterflies, and other insects.. birds defending their breeding territories.. trees & bushes reach their flowering peak. Weather Temperatures remained low throughout most of the month.. around 10 – 12 C, although a mainly sunny day on the 4th saw the thermometer climbing to 18C. We had intermittent rain on the […]

Posted 7 June 2016 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: Cuckoo Flower, Fourteen-spot Ladybird, green alkanet, Green Shieldbug, Herald Moth, Swallow, Swift, Water Aven, Whitethroat, Wood Ave