Our nature reserve is becoming successful with visitors and Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire taking a great part.
Moth trapping records are rising, 25 species of butterflies have been recorded & grass snakes have returned (breeding in the unusual warm October weather – it’s been over 50 years since they were last here!).
Our ponds are doing well, in spite of climate change with the hottest summer for many, many years. We have common newts, toads, frogs, many water beetles (some experts are coming next year to record them also our many different species of Damsel and Dragonfly). Biologists are also recording our diverse range of trees, shrubs and wild flowers.

Hawkmoths: from left of picture…..Poplar Hawkmoth, 2 x Privet Hawkmoths, Lime Hawkmoth, & the Elephant Hawkmoth (the pink one!)

 

My acrylic painting of Dave on poppy embankment 2018.


October 22, 2018

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