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Derwenthorpe Wildwatch: August & September 2017

August was a fairly warm month with temperatures varying between 16 and 21 degrees Celsius. Generally the afternoons were rather overcast but on the 16th we had a particular warm and sunny afternoon. September was slightly cooler, the temperature stayed around 15 degrees each week and like August the afternoons were overcast for the most […]

Posted 31 October 2017 | Categories: Derwenthorpe Wildwatch | Tags: Bullfinch, collard dove, common darter, common lizards, common newt, compact rush, Cream Spot Ladybird, Digger wasp, feverfew, figwort sawfly, great tit, Green Shieldbug, House Martin, Kestrel, kingfisher, large white, longhorn beetle, Marmalade Hoverfly, Parent Shield Bug, pied wagtail, pond dipping, purple loosestrife, red admiral, scarlet pimpernel, Swallow, Swift, water mint, Woundwort Shieldbug, Yarrow

Derwenthorpe Wildwatch: July 2017

Wednesday afternoons throughout July were generally overcast yet it was still very warm with temperatures around 20 degrees most weeks, though the 26th was slightly cooler at 17 degrees. Still, we had a very successful month and came across lots of exciting species. Birds Around the pond this month, we were not disappointed by our […]

Posted 29 August 2017 | Categories: Derwenthorpe Wildwatch | Tags: Birds foot trefoil, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Chiffchaff, Comma, common darter, dog rose, emperor dragonfly, Grasshopper, great tit, Hedge Woundwort, House Sparrow, Knapweed, lords and ladies, Marmalade Hoverfly, nipplewort, Parent Shield Bug, pied wagtail, Speckled Wood, tree sparrow, Whitethroat

July 2016: Spotlight on.. Dragonflies

The dragonfly is one of the truly charismatic insects – colourful, darting, elusive, captivating and possessing amazing aerobatic skills. Almost any water body will attract them – ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, rock pools, estuaries, peat bogs, waterfalls, puddles. Their evocative family names beautifully describe their brief lives: skimmers, darters, hawkers, chasers. Most adult dragonflies live […]

Posted 26 July 2016 | Categories: Spotlight on... | Tags: common darter, damselflies, dragonflies, Large Red Damselfly, Southern Hawker

Wildwatch: August 2014 Sightings

Highlights Pineapples, Lettuces and a lone Artichoke.. Butterflies disappoint, bugs abound, heaps of hoverflies, shieldbugs shine.. and what’s that “mouse” creeping up a tree? Weather A somewhat cooler August, but temperatures still reaching 20C. The Wildwatch Wednesdays enjoyed sunny intervals on all four days. Invertebrates Butterflies were very disappointing in number. Our August 7th blog […]

Posted 2 September 2014 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: Angle Shades moth, Artichoke Gall, Batman hoverfly, blackcap, Chiffchaff, common darter, Earth Star fungus, Gatekeeper butterfly, Goldfinch, Gorse Shieldbug, Hedge Bindweed, Hemp Agrimony, juvenile, long-tailed tit, Mother of Pearl moth, Prickly Lettuce, Treecreeper, Yarrow

Wildwatch: 28 August 2013 – The fruitful season has started!

Weather: Cloudy, with occasional sunny intervals. Light breeze. 15 to 21 C Observers: Amanda, Cliff, Declan, Ian, Janetta, Kaye, Linda, Paul, Preeyus The run of dry weather continues, although the downpour a week ago has refreshed the flow of water in both becks. Although the weather remains warm, there are signs of the approaching Autumn, […]

Posted 31 August 2013 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: blackcap, common darter, dragonfly, Hoverfly, juvenile bullfinch