This time of year sees the start of our work parties and we have already completed 2 events. So far we have concentrated on seed collection, weeding and general tidying. We had some help on Friday from the team from Leasowes (Dudley Green Care) who have been busy with various projects. They had news of… Continue reading AUTUMN
Several fresh looking Scarlet Tigers around this weekend along Roman Road. The wild flowers are looking gorgeous with Knapweed now in flower. St. John’s Wort very popular with the local population of bees. Lots of Meadow Browns and Ringlets, together with a couple of Painted Ladies, Speckled Woods, Cinnabar moths, a Red Admiral and bright… Continue reading Tiger flight season
Further to this week’s blog – it’s official – Scarlet Tigers have started to emerge. Congratulations to my husband who spotted this individual near our house this morning. We’re not sure if it survived the downpours today as it stayed put and was not showing much life. Hopefully it was just trying to get warm.… Continue reading Tigers about!
Reminder to you all that the adult Scarlet Tiger moths should be emerging within the next couple of weeks. It will be interesting to see if their emergence is delayed at all this year, given the contrast to 2018. Last year, the dry weather meant that everywhere was dried out – totally the opposite this… Continue reading FLIGHT SEASON 2019
We often have robins lurking during our weeding and gardening parties. This one’s keeping an eye on me! Only 5 caterpillars venturing out into the open today along Roman Road. Although we enjoyed a beautiful sunny day, the wind was chilly. Still warm enough for a Speckled Wood butterfly to improve the scenery. First one… Continue reading Spring arrivals
As we approach another season, it is appropriate to look back over our work parties and forward to the spring and summer. We have continued with work to enhance the habitat along Roman Road for the benefit of wildlife and people. We have been carrying out this work for 5 years now and it is… Continue reading New Scarlet Season
Somewhat delayed with this greeting and blog updating events on Roman Road. Seems appropriate to comment after our first work party of 2019 last Friday. So far the British winter has reverted to form – very mild. Thus the frosty conditions on Friday were a bit of a shock to the system. I always arrive… Continue reading Happy New Year!