Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Latest Brown Hairstreak Egg Count

Simon P and others have sent the latest Brown Hairstreak Egg counts and comparison with the last two years.  This shows a diminishing population within the wood  despite all the blackthorn management work being done.

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Management so far…..

Despite this winters colds and flu work parties have continued at Grafton. The story so far: Blackthorn Management – Coppice plot cut,  Glades at both ends of the South Ride. Still loads left to do but we need help!!  

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Brown Hairstreak Egg Hunt

The Thursday group have found a number of Brown Hairstreak Eggs in the wood see map.  Data supplied by Simon P et al. Hopefully there are more.

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Grafton Weather 2016 and 2017

Weather 2017 Generally a warm and dry year.  Just April and August showing below average temperature.  May, September and August showed lower than average rainfall.  The over all rainfall for the year was 104mm below the average. (All averages were … Continue reading

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