Monthly Archives: May 2013

Apprentice Coppicers

Apprentice Coppicers visit Grafton last Tuesday – they were interested in methods of monitoring methods. Pic Martyn  

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Pearl-bordered Fritillary at Grafton

After spending the weekend looking for Pearl-bordered and Wood Whites in Hereford without success – look what I found at Grafton today. We had just 2 reports of PBF last year, one of female laying.  Then today while doing the … Continue reading

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The Visit

Grafton was visited by the coppicers for Roundhill Wood on Thursday. Loads of Early Purple Orchids – the first Large Red Damselfly – and Ruby Tiger. The Visit2

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Early Morning Birds

On Saturday, Trevor B came with digger to join up the wood ditches to the new field ditches.  On Sunday a group came from Upton Snodsbury for an early morning guided bird walk – 29 species were identified.  The Redstart … Continue reading

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Redstart at Grafton

Grafton looks great with all the bluebells out and so is the sun.  But the best news a new bird species for Grafton a Redstart singing on the north rid it has been there for several days hoping that it … Continue reading

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First Green-veined White

First Green-veined White at Grafton yesterday – this is a species that did very badly last year and this is very late to see my first at Grafton. 

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