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
What a difference the sun and warmth makes! Friday 6 May was the date of my first sighting this year of the Orange Tip butterfly, at least 3 weeks later than usual. After that first glimpse, I have seen them everywhere with several along Roman Road – this male on one of the caterpillar food… Continue reading Spring has sprung!
The focus of our latest work party on Friday 22 April was a general tidy up and creation of a rockery to house some wild strawberry plants. Checking the ground, there is evidence of new wild flower growth. In particular the Yellow Rattle sown in 2015, is showing through strongly. Patrick will be pleased to… Continue reading Scarlets munch on
So what is there to see along your above average urban bridle path? Out and about over the weekend, hoping to catch that first special sighting of Orange Tip butterflies – no luck I’m afraid but there is still much to see. It seems that the Scarlet Tiger moth larvae are not the only ones… Continue reading We love Alkanet!
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