Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bird Transect

I did the Bird Transect at Grafton today – Lesser Whitethroat on the way to the wood and a Common Whitethroat in the old conifer plot but still no Garden Warblers yet. Just a few Early Purple Orchids out and … Continue reading

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Tiddesley Wood Open Day

Visit Butterfly Conservation Stand at Tiddesley Wood 30th open day on Sunday 1st May. Butterfly walks and great refreshments.  Find out about the new West Midlands Butterfly Book

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Butterflies so far..

Despite the cold but sunny day – I did the butterfly transect yesterday.  Brimstone, Comma, Peacock and the first pics of Orange-tips.  It was so cold when the sun went it that a peacock sat on Jacqui’s hand for warmth.

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Bluebells

Yesterday started with a heavy snow storm but continued into a cold but sunny day.  The bluebells are out in Grafton but the heavy rain and more than usual footfall has made the ride and paths difficult.

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Grafton Bird Survey

First bird survey of 2016 – Robins and Wrens were the most numerous 23 and 21 respectively.  Chiffchaff  win the migrant race with 21 and 9 Blackcaps.  

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What’s happening at the Badger Sett

Energetic spring cleaning is taking place at Grafton Badger Sett.  This is often associated birth of young – looking at the female this will not be long.  Both Fox and Wood Mouse came to help!!

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Ancient Trees

In 2001 inspired by the ancient around Grafton Wood Harry Green and I started the Worcestershire Ancient Tree Recording Project.  One of the great polards just north of the wood was one of the best.  At that time it as … Continue reading

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