The Friends of Markstakes Common, South Chaily, East Sussex just off the A275, meet on most Monday mornings at 09.30 at the gate in the flint wall in the lane.
They are a small conservation group formed in 2009 and inspired by the Group Leader, Rupert Hall and the Rangers. They set out to survey and to conserve some of this valuable and ancient site.
Details at http://friendsofmarkstakescommon.weebly.com/ New volunteers are most welcomed.
Beautiful glades have been created and bracken and brambles hand weeded, creating habitats for bell heather to thrive. This morning, a glade was weeded and this blog entry shows just a few of the creatures observed.
Meadow Browns were ubiquitous.
https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/species/migrant-hawker for more info'. where it states the Flight Period: August to October (some individuals in July and November).
A Wolf spider, Pardosa sp. possibly.
Monday, 10 July 2017
A wolf loose in Marstakes Common, East Sussex this morning: well actually a Wolf spider, Pardosa sp.; Silver-washed Fritillaries; Gatekeeper & lots of Meadow Brown butterflies.
Posted by Peter Lovett
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