Nature Reserve Update, Autumn 2018

Nature Reserve Update, Autumn 2018

By |2019-01-01T18:31:44+00:00October 22nd, 2018|S.M.J. Nature Reserve|

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.

From left (grey) Poplar Hawk Moth, Centre two (Black/pink) Privet Hawk Moths, (Green) Lime Hawk Moth ….. (Pink)… Elephant Hawk Moth. 2017

Poppies on embankment 2018