Wildlife Weekend – wet and wild, the results are rolling in!

July 24, 2014 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

Despite periods of torrential rain, we, with our partners and volunteers, got out across the allotment site, finding as many species as possible.

We found…


16 species of butterflies:

including the Essex skipper, notable for the region.  This picture is the common blue on a poppy, photographed beautifully by our volunteer Wayne Jones.

common blue cpt wayne jones 19 and200714 (13)

5 species of bumble bee,

wayne jones 19 and200714 (12)

over 70 species of moths

2 species of which are listed as of conservation concern.  There were also many of the impressive swallow tailed moth, which are here in good numbers!


20 bird species

none of which stayed still enough for us to get a picture, but we enjoyed looking!

birding through the gate with the RSPB cpt lkennedy

a spread of pond life,

including dragonfly nymphs, various water insects, and masses of baby newts (efts)!

baby newts (efts) from the heritage garden pond cpt lkennedy

220 plus plant species!

wayne jones 19 and200714 (32)

and 2 types of bat (one of which is a new species record for the site)

This bat was bought along to the bat walk – she is a rescue pipistrelle, who is being looked after by Lynn, our speaker.

pip bat at talk cpt ckennedyThank you to everyone who helped us:

STAA Volunteers

Mark Woods, county botanical recorder

Simon from East Midlands Butterfly Conservation

Lynn from Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and South Notts Bat Group

Pete, member of Nottinghamshire Beekeepers Association

Phil Bych and Tom Shields, local volunteers

Giselle and Chris from the RSPB local group







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