New year – new generation

Every year I see the announcement that the excellent Upper Thames Branch of Butterfly Conservation are going out on New Years day to look for brown Hair-streak eggs. Every year you have to sign up before the event and I don’t know how likely we are to be able to get up and make it Read more about New year – new generation[…]

Butterfly monitoring

This weekend heralded my first attempt at Butterfly Monitoring on the Ardley Quarry reserve. Armed with long trousers, an ID guide, my recording sheet and a Jam with a camera (who was not afraid to use it) we arrived at the reserve mid afternoon on Sunday. I will admit it took me a little while Read more about Butterfly monitoring[…]

A visit to Tiggywinkles

This weekend in a trip that has been long overdue I set off with Trish to visit St Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital. Primarily known for being a hedgehog hospital the site also takes in and rehabilitates all species of birds (including lots of the beautiful local read kites), badgers, roe deer, foxes, waterfowl, bats (oh and did Read more about A visit to Tiggywinkles[…]