Monthly Archives: May 2016

Aerial Photo’s of Grafton

From Andy Y a nice aerial photograph of Grafton and Kites wood in spring.

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Now for the good news….

A walk round Grafton today showed poor numbers of butterflies – however dragonflies and damselflies were emerging in numbers.  Broad-bodied Chaser, Four-spoted Chaser, Azure and Large Red Damselfly and Beautiful Demoiselle.  After watching male and female Cuckoo for some time … Continue reading

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Peacocks at Grafton

The autumn numbers of Peacock were very low in 2015, suggesting that there was a poor breeding season for this species. The Peacock hibernates as an adult so we were expecting a poor emergence this spring.  in 2015 the spring … Continue reading

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Two New Species for 2016 at Grafton

Butterfly Transect today – Small Copper and Holly Blue were found at Grafton.  Still no sign of Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Large Red Damselfly is on the pond in good numbers.  

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The sun at last

After a week of cold wet weather when a Butterfly Transect was not possible the sun came out today and  so we did a butterflies. Both butterfly and bird survey were done at Grafton.  Brimstones won the the butterfly count … Continue reading

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Tiddesley Wood

Despite the dull weather the Open Day was well attended.  The West Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation stall was packed for most of the day with interest in the new book -Butterflies of the West Midlands.  The book is available … Continue reading

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