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Tag: Shield Bug

Wildwatch: 21st August 2013 – A Bug in the Hand…

Weather: short but heavy showers clearing to sun; breezy Observers: Amanda, Carrie, Cliff, Kaj, Kaye, Linda, Mike, Paul, Tracy The reserve is looking increasingly autumnal, with far more seed heads than flowers, and fruits ripening on a range of trees. The birds are still skulking, but the insects (like this one) are amazing. Mowing was […]

Posted 24 August 2013 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: Hoverfly, Shield Bug

Wildwatch: 25th April 2012 – It might have been a Blackcap

Weather: Overcast, turning to rain. Strengthening wind. Chilly. Observers: Janetta, Lindsay, Philip, Vicky, Kaye The forecast rain luckily held off until the end of the morning. Tang Hall Beck, which was almost at flood level on Saturday, had dropped considerably but was still higher than usual and running fast between very muddy banks. The paths […]

Posted 27 April 2012 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: blackcap, Bullfinch, Bumblebee, Chiffchaff, Comfrey, cowslip, Hawthorn, Shield Bug