St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

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Wildwatch summer (June – August 2019)

Written by St Nicks Wildwatch members who meet every Wednesday to record wildlife in the nature reserve. All photos were taken at St Nicks by volunteers, including Lewis Outing, during the given period.   Highlights Painted Ladies star in abundant butterfly summer while Shieldbugs and Hoverflies are everywhere. Warblers stay to sing all summer and […]

Posted 13 November 2019 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: Bee Orchid, bees, Beetles, Burnet Moths, Buzzards, Chaser, climate change, cranesbills, Damsels, Darter, dog rose, Gatekeeper, Hawkers, Hornet Hoverfly, hoverflies, Jay, Knapweed, Meadow flowers, painted lady, Parakeet, pollinators, ringlet, Shieldbugs, Skippers, Swifts, teasel, Warblers, Wetland flowers, Woodland flowers, Yellow Iris

Spotlight on.. Painted Lady butterfly

The story of the Painted Lady Butterfly Vanessa cardui is full of surprises, and some facts about its life have only recently been discovered. We don’t see them every year on the reserve at St Nicholas Fields, but when they do appear, as they did in 2013, 2015 and 2016, they charm us with their […]

Posted 23 June 2017 | Categories: Spotlight on... | Tags: painted lady, Painted Lady butterfly

Wildwatch: 14 August 2013 – Breeding confirmation.. and a mystery footprint!

Weather: 15C to 21C A cool start to the day, but it warmed up later. Sunny intervals, light SW breeze Observers: Amanda, Doug, Hanna, Ian, Janetta, Kaj, Kaye, Linda, Mike, Paul, Preeus, Tracy Wow! What a huge turn-out this morning! There were twelve of us setting out from the Environment Centre – and it was […]

Posted 15 August 2013 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: greenbottle, Harlequin Ladybird, harvestman, juvenile bullfinch, painted lady