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The wonder of nature

I was recently asked if I had any more photographs of the wild flowers planted on the traffic island and along Roman Road.  Today, on the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, it seems appropriate.  Watching the memorial event at Thiepval today, I was struck by the wild flowers in the… Continue reading The wonder of nature

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Flying Tigers

As Tim Peake returns to earth, Roman Road Scarlet Tigers are taking to the air.  The stunning photographs that Tim has regularly broadcast remind us of how amazing our planet is.  Scarlet Tiger moths underline the beauty in detail and glad to report they have been emerging this week in Stourbridge.  I counted 23 adults… Continue reading Flying Tigers

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Westwood Wildflowers – Work Party 1/4/16

Wow the last month has gone quickly! Before I knew it, we were loading the car up with fork, spade and gloves again. This time we were focusing on the Westwood Avenue part of Roman Road, a little further down the lane than the ST caterpillar hotspot. We arrived just before 10am to find Perry and Tom… Continue reading Westwood Wildflowers – Work Party 1/4/16

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Turf, Thank Yous, Tut Tuts and Treecreepers – Work Party, Friday 4th March

This work party seemed to come around so quickly. With the success of our last we were itching to get stuck in again. With lots of interest since our last outing we were very happy with the turnout. Phil joined us after coming across our work on Facebook and is quite the expert when it… Continue reading Turf, Thank Yous, Tut Tuts and Treecreepers – Work Party, Friday 4th March

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Next Steps – Yellow Rattle and Noticeboards

So how do you take action to improve your local patch for the benefit of moths and butterflies? Well, once we had gained the support of our local Council, when they agreed not to flail the verge housing the Scarlet Tiger caterpillars AND to consider implementing wild-flower planting on Council maintained areas, we needed to… Continue reading Next Steps – Yellow Rattle and Noticeboards

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Let’s Start at the Beginning…

The first time I found a Scarlet Tiger moth caterpillar was Spring 2012. It was on Evergreen Alkanet, quite a pretty blue flower. The area I spotted was along Roman Road (aka Sandy Lane) in Wollaston/Norton. It’s a route I regularly take from my home, along the bridleway connecting Roman Road to Norton Covert and Bunkers… Continue reading Let’s Start at the Beginning…