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!
We have started our winter work parties and autumn is still dazzling us with colour. Our first 2 work parties concentrated on clearance of weeds from around the broom and the hedgerow saplings, in particular coarse grasses, bindweed, ivy and bramble. September was rather a wash-out with heavy rain curtailing our efforts. However, October was… Continue reading WINTER WORK PARTIES
Earlier in the year, Andy Purcell, who is a keen nature-lover, volunteering at RSPB Sandwell Valley, and an active member of a local wildlife group, SANDNATS, visited Roman Road with his drone. These are the fantastic photos he took. The panorama above clearly illustrates the habitat – the bridle path, lined in the foreground by… Continue reading Overview of Roman Road/Sandy Lane