• Cows on Sheep's Green, Coe Fen
  • Lime Kiln

Dragonfly week runs from 18th-26th July, lots of info can be found at https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/event/dragonfly-week-2020/ How about locally, can you expect to find many species on our reserves? First off head to where there is water; Logan’s Meadow, Barnwell East, Bramblefields, Paradise, Coldham’s Common, Stourbridge Common,Byron’s Pool, Sheep’s Green and Coe Fen are all excellent places to start. But then what? A recent conversation with local expert Duncan Mackay revealed many great tips and advice on how to turn a passing interest into a life long passion. The conversation…

The City Council has a moth trap which is free to borrow. To give you an idea of what to expect local dad Ben recounted his experience with it recently: ” I have borrowed the moth trap for the last week and run it so far for 5 nights. My household includes my mother so on some nights the age range went from 10 to 85 years old! It’s been great to see how exciting everyone found it. Mainly because you never know what you will get. The…

Do Swifts trump Solitary Bees?? As well as Solitary Bee week it’s also National Swift Awareness week. I think we have enough love to go around for both groups, no real favourites here! Swifts are pretty amazing though: feed, drink, sleep, mate on the wing. migrate 14,000 miles to equatorial and Southern Africa every year. BUT also are declining massively, over the last ten years up to half their numbers have declined.                   How to help? That’s why these National…