here at Mid Sussex Ramblers), the route was checked out today.
The Friends of Wolstonbury have tackled this encroachment under the direction of National Trust ranger, Mike Botterill. This day I visited the area which has been cleared in recent month. My hope was to see dormant orchids flowering but to no avail.
Monday, 29 April 2019
https://www.sos.org.uk/recent-sightings as flying eastwards [to Wolstonbury perhaps?].
Friday, 26 April 2019
Friday, 19 April 2019
Thursday, 18 April 2019
https://butterfly-conservation.org, several crucifers are used as caterpillar foodplants, especially Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis), above in my garden and Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), which were also selectively allow to grow.
Today and yesterday a male has been flying around.
This big headed bee is yet to be identified.
Some observations of the evolution of the garden over decades is illustrated in a talk,
The evolution of a formal garden to a nature reserve – how to enjoy a garden more with less effort!
It is described at http://www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk/page19.html
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
See http://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:662054-1 for detailed info'.
Saturday, 13 April 2019
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