Monthly Archives: August 2017

Brown Hairstreak Day

Brown Hairstreak Day and 20 Year Celebration of BC and WWT owning Grafton Wood. Sir Peter Luff came to say a few words as he was the person who opened it 20 years ago. Graham Martin and Peter Seal also … Continue reading

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Looking good from Brown Hairstreak Day

22 degrees at Grafton today and most visitors saw a Brown Hairstreak. Rhona our Regional  Officer came round Grafton today and she found her first ever Brown Hairstreak – even say it egg laying. The forecast is good for Sundays … Continue reading

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Just something different…

At the work party today just 4 people blackthorn cutting and mowing rides for Sundays Brown Hairstreak day. Some lovely autumn flowers – Meadow Saffron on the edge of the wood.    

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Can you believe it…..

At last weeks work party we cut willow and blackthorn to bring the area back into prime Brown Hairstreak habitat. Whilst doing the Transect this week I found a Brown Hairstreak laying eggs on our last weeks fire site!!!

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Brown Hairstreak Day

A day out on Sunday 27th August with a chance to see Brown Hairstreak. Start from the the Three Parishes Hall, Grafton Flyford at 11:00 It is also our 20th anniversary of owning and managing the wood. Refreshments will be … Continue reading

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Better Work Party

We had a better work party on Wednesday for Blackthorn Cutting.  Several people saw Brown Hairstreak still looking fresh. Today I found a female laying in pristine condition and also a Small Heath – first this year.  

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Work Parties on Wednesdays

We need help cutting Blackthorn on Wednesdays starting tomorrow – Grafton Church at 10:00.  Just bring cloves tools supplies.      

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