Summer along Roman Road bridle path has seen its ups and downs rather like anywhere else. It has been a phenomenal year for the Scarlet Tiger moths with counts of over 100 adults at the height of the flight season. However, it remains to be seen if this trend will continue next year or if… Continue reading Summer 2016 Round-Up
Spent a couple of hours at Kinver Edge on Monday with ongoing battle against the tide of Himalayan Balsam. Although daunting when faced with the jungle, it is a satisfying task. Last year one area was completely cleared in the attempt to return the land to its natural heathland. Recurrent ingress of the invader has… Continue reading Tiger on Tour!
This time of year is always rather a pain in the neck, as I spend much of my time with my head tilted, looking up into the upper branches of oak trees, in the search for Purple Hairstreak. We have several colonies along Roman Road – sometimes there is a great deal of activity,… Continue reading Summer hotting up
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
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
Just back from holiday and thought I’d check out Roman Road. Had to wait for break in rain but delighted to tell you that the Scarlet Tigers are on the wing. I counted 23 adults this morning.
Took a day away from Roman Road on Saturday 14 May to join the mini Bio-Blitz day at Kinver Edge (run by the National Trust). The idea was to record all species of flora and fauna at the SSSI. We started with a dawn chorus walk, expertly led by Tom on a very chilly morning. … Continue reading Tiger on tour