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Strange times, normal times: climate change at St Nicks

Written by Wildwatch volunteer Sean Garvey in the summer 2019, as an update to our page on climate change at St Nicks This heatwave seems as good a time as any to consider climate change. Extreme weather events of all kinds are set to become more frequent as global warming affects us all. Here in […]

Posted 27 August 2019 | Categories: One Planet Living, Opinion Piece | Tags: ash, ash dieback, Bumblebees, butterflies, Chiffchaff, Cinnamon Bug, climate change, climate crisis, damselflies, global warming, green corridors, Grey Squirrel, hedgehog, magpie, mitigation, oak, phenology, Wildwatch, woodland, yew

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: 12 June 2013 – Bugs, botany – and a bird “rarity”!

Weather: Overcast, light occasional breeze, 16C – 19C Observers: Cathy, Cliff, Chris, Doug, Guy, Ian, Janetta, Kaye, Max, Tracy A good turn-out of ten people today, so we split into two groups. Doug and Guy turned up later. Guy joined Kaye’s group, whilst Doug went out exploring on his own. Kaye was accompanied by Janetta, […]

Posted 13 June 2013 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: cardinal beetle, damselflies, micro moths, water vole