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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Moth Night 7 th September 2013

Thank you to everyone who atended the Moth Night on 7th September 2013 and in Particular Andy Cockroft , Brian and Robin for giveing up their Saturaday pm . A cold night following rain meant there was relatively few moths flyng

The general theme where the Rustic Moths below Autumnal Rustic and Black Rustic

- Particularly active where centipedes and millipedes and inspecting the leaf canopy by torchlight revealed a suprising number of finds such as Ladybird Pupae 14 Spot , Spiders and other invertebrates . Newts where also seen

A number of questions where asked about moths

Why Do they Fly to Light ?

Phototaxis is an organism's automatic movement toward or away from light.Cockroaches are an example of a negatively phototactic organism.You've probably noticed how they scurry back into dark corners. Moths are Positively Phottactic There is no definitive answer or combination of factors but some theories areA moth's up-down orientation might depend in part on the brightness of the sky relative to the ground.Moth Trapping also attracts Caddis Flies which look very similar to Moths

Are they attracted to anything else ?

Yes fruit odours or juices in the form of "wine ropes"

What Kind of Light was the Trap ?

Moths are more sensitive to some wavelengths of light -- ultraviolet, for example -- than they are to others. A white light will attract more moths than a yellow light. Yellow is a wavelength moths don't respond to. The MVL or Mercury Vapour Light emits a high proportion of UV or White Light it is worth noting that not all species are equally attracted to light and, with some, there is even a difference in attraction between the sexes too.

Do they stop Flying ?

In the main Moths can fly throughout the year but like all insects their movement is driven by Temperture , However The Winter moth and December Moth flies through the Winter and even has its own anti freezeeze to make this happen

What do they eat ?

What is more important is what do the caterpillars eat. Moths will avail of many nectar sources at hand from flowers but are very specific and like Butterflies many of the Caterpillar host plants have to be just right as the Mothsability to assimilate the host plant is geared to it

How do they see in the Dark ?

You might think a problem when breeding but moths have the ability to detect and follow chemicals called pheromones that females produce thereby making searching for a mate easier in the dark

Why study Moths ?

Because of the wide variety of species in Britain they are 2500 aprox Moths and their specificity to particular plants they are good Indicator Species of the state of the environment and ecology and reflect changes or problems in it if habitats are lost
 2117 Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa

2117 Autumnal Rustic 22252

2232 Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra

2232 Black Rustic 22259

Taken earlier in August at Rodley LNR

464 Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella

464 Diamond-back Moth 21434

464 Diamond-back Moth 21435

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Whats in Cromwell August 2013

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? June 2012
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? July 2012
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Aug 2012
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Sept 2012
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Oct 2012
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? May 2013
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? June 2013
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? July 2013

I thought I would report some of todays finds and add the images later as Cromwell has so many Inverts I am way behind on putting them into the Mapmate Records. August also sees national Moth Night which will assit records on the reserve

Finds today including 8 Spiders (different species ) , 2 sawflies, 4 beetles inc Tortoise Beetle ,

Mirids ( Click link to see)

There are numerous Plagiognathus arbustorumon Nettle and Ragwort , Liocoris nemorum, Potato Capsid and Common Capsid, Stendema leavigata , Grypocoris stysi,

Mirid Bug (Stenotus binotatus)
Mirid Bug (Heterotoma planicornis)
Mirid Bug (Campyloneura virgula)
Mirid Bug (Deraerocoris ruber)
Mirid Bug (Phylocoris varipes )
Mirid Bug ( Liocorus tripustulatus)
Mirid Bug ( Stendema laevigata)
Mirid Bug ( Megacoelum infusum )
Mirid Bug ( Stenodema calcarata ) A Cockroft 14/ 08/2013
Mirid Bug (Dicyphus epilobii)
Mirid Bug  Potato Capsid Closterotomus norwegicus
Mirid Bug Plagiognathus arbustorumon
Black Kneed Capsid Blepharidopterus angulatus
Marsh Damselbug Nabis limbatus
Broad Damselbug

Ladybirds & Beetles

14 Spot is particularly prevalent at the minute together with the Larvae
2-Spot & larvee
22- Spot
Orange Ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata)
Cream Spot Ladybird
Donacia versicolorea TBC
Lagria hirta

We have a colony of Sloe Shieldbug Dolycoris bacarum in the area nr the Tree Sparrow Boxes We have also have numbers of second generation Nymphs around the peripheral Lagoon Vegetation particularly along the water margins of the canal and R Calder. There are no reported signs of activity fom the colony along the section of the river where it was planed and bramble removed for the Spiked Shieldbug Piromerus bidens to date

Green Sheildbug Palomena prasina
Sloe Shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum
Birch Shieldbug Elasmostethus interstinctus 5/08/13 12/08/13 GH CD
Spiked Shieldbug Picromerus bidens New Colony on Rosehip***

Other Heteroptera

Thistle Tortoise Beetle Cassida rubiginosa


Day Flying or Disturbed

Pale Straw Udea lutalis is around Ragwort in number at the minute
July High Flyer Moth
Common Marble (Celypha lacunana)
Large White Butterfly are prevalent
Meadow Brown
Gatekeepers 02/08/2013 BH
Common Grass Veneer
Shaded Broadbar
Grass Veneer
2134 Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye Caterpillar Lacanobia oleracea
1837 Grey Pug Caterpillar
Pandemis Sp

1837 Grey Pug  21752

2134 Square-spot Rustic 21773

MV Trap

 Hepialus sylvina
Orange Swift
 Yponomeuta evonymella
Bird-cherry Ermine
 Ypsolopha parenthesella
Agonopterix ocellana
 Parapoynx stratiotata
Ringed China-mark
 Udea lutealis
 Udea prunalis
 Pleuroptya ruralis
Mother of Pearl
 Gonepteryx rhamni
 Idaea biselata
Small Fan-footed Wave
 Idaea aversata
Riband Wave
Idaea straminata
Plain Wave
 Xanthorhoe ferrugata
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Scotopteryx chenopodiata
Shaded Broad-bar
Epirrhoe alternata
Common Carpet
Eulithis populata
Northern Spinach
Eulithis pyraliata
Barred Straw
Ecliptopera silaceata
Small Phoenix
Hydriomena furcata
July Highflyer
Perizoma didymata
Twin-spot Carpet
Eupithecia tenuiata
Slender Pug
Chloroclystis v-ata
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
Double-striped Pug
Lomaspilis marginata
Clouded Border
Ennomos alniaria
Canary-shouldered Thorn
Selenia dentaria
Early Thorn
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Willow Beauty
Cabera pusaria
Common White Wave
Cabera exanthemata
Common Wave
Furcula furcula
Sallow Kitten
Notodonta dromedarius
Iron Prominent
Notodonta ziczac
Pebble Prominent
Eilema depressa
Buff Footman
Eilema lurideola
Common Footman
Noctua pronuba
Large Yellow Underwing
Noctua comes
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Noctua janthe
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Noctua interjecta
Least Yellow Underwing
Diarsia brunnea
Purple Clay
Diarsia rubi
Small Square-spot
Xestia baja
Dotted Clay
Xestia xanthographa
Square-spot Rustic
Cerapteryx graminis
Antler Moth
Mythimna straminea
Southern Wainscot
Mythimna impura
Smoky Wainscot
Mormo maura
Old Lady
Enargia paleacea
Angle-striped Sallow
Cosmia trapezina
Apamea monoglypha
Dark Arches
Mesapamea secalis agg.
Common Rustic agg.
Hoplodrina alsines/blanda
Uncertain/Rustic ag.
Chilodes maritimus
Silky Wainscot
Autographa gamma
Silver Y
Hypena proboscidalis

Spiders & Harvestmen

Araneus quadratuis
Araneus diadenatus

Araneus cornutus

Above your head

Dicaronopalpus ramosus


Cicadella viridis
Philaenius spumarus (10/13 Forms)
Anoscopus flavostriatus



Common Wasp Vespula vulgais
Tree wasp


Tenthrdo agg likely T.arucata


Thick headed fly Conops-quadrifasciata 9/08/2013 M. Mee


Common Darter MM 09/08/2013
Brown Hawker GH 05/08/2013

White-legged Snake Millipede - Tachypodoiulus niger


Gypsywort (Allan)
Wild Angelica
Broad Leaved Helleborine 2/08/2013 BH
Creeping Thistle
Spear Thistle
Broad Leaved Willowherb
Rosebay Willowherb
Pale Willowherb
Great Willowherb
Perforated St Johnswort
Himalayan Balsam
Japanese Knotweed
Tall Melilot
Hogweed Seeding
Water Mint
Canadian Goldenrod


Floating Water Plantain Luronium natans Floating water-plantain occurs in a range of freshwater situations, including nutrient-poor lakes in the uplands and slowly-flowing lowland rivers, pools, ditches and canals that are moderately nutrient-rich. It thrives best in open situations with a moderate degree of disturbance, where the growth of emergent vegetation is held in check. 

Flowering Rush Butomus umbellatus


Sedge Warbler GH
Wren GH
Kingfisher BN
Whitethroat MH
Reed Warbler MH
Grasshopper Warbler
Jays x3 CD 11/08/2013
Song Thrush BH 23 /08/2013
Oyster Catcher 13/08/2013 AC
Egret GH /08/2013

Friday, 9 August 2013

National Moth Night 9 th August 2013

Further to Andys List below

Here are a few images of some of Andys Finds ( more to follow)

       2300 Old Lady Mormo maura  

2300 Old lady 21664

2318 The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina

2318 The Dun-bar  21601

1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria

1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn 21566

1887 Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata

1887 Clouded Border 21589

2313 Angle-striped Sallow Enargia paleace

2313 Angle-striped Sallow  21649

1546 Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni

Brimstone Moth 10330

1917 Early Thorn Selenia dentaria

Early Thorn 21614

2003 Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac

2003 Pebble Prominent 21629

1439 Acrobasis advenella Thanks to Andy for ID

Moth 1585

Phytocoris varipes   Heteropteran Bug  Found on the Sheet

Phytocoris varipes  21653

Other Visitors To Light A Caddisfly (Trichoptera)

Trichoptera 21599

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Whats in Cromwell July 2013


Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? June 2012

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? July 2012

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Aug 2012

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Sept 2012

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Oct 2012

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? May 2013

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? June 2013

With Flaming June gone what lurks in Cromwell in July ?

With quite a few species of Hoverfly recorded for June the list continues as the Summer Botany Flourishes perhaps with Xylota segnis being the exception rarely visiting flowers . Hogweed and decaying wood drive the Syrphid Populations. Syritta pipiens is a common species of hover fly. Sometimes called the thick-legged hoverfly from its distinctive broad hind femora. They are fast nimble fliers, Larvae feed in rotting organic matter. It soon becomes apparent when they are seen stepping aside Hogweed florets why these legs are so powerful. Moths begin to peak esp with BFT Birds foot Trefoil flowering and many moths associated with specific plant families appear.

The meadow area to the left of the Bird feeding station where the Tag Cut enters or opposite the Newt Pond harbours many Micro Moths , Latticed Heath ( The larvae feed on lucerne (Medicago sativa) and clover (Trifolium). Small Heath Common Blue, Burnet, Meadow Brown, Ringlet

Our Birds of course, higher up the food chain, capitalize on this providing ample food into late Autumn and not just suitable breeding territory. It is the combination of our trees and invertebrate populations that will bring our British Birds to reside on our haven, so please lets not hack it down.

Hoverfly Syritta pipiens

Syritta pipiens 18587

Syritta pipiens Feeding 18586

 Hoverfly  Sericomyia silentis 

Sericiomyia silentis 18572


Hoverfly Sericomyia Silentis 04/07/203

Hoverfly Syritta pipiens 04/07/203

Hoverfly Helophilus pendulus

Hoverfly Xylota segnis 04/07/2013

Hoverfly Leuconozona lucorum 04/07/203

Hoverfly Vollucella pellucens

Hoverfly Eristalis pertinax

Hoverfly Anismya contracta

Sawfly Tenthredo mesomelas 04/07/203

Sawfly Arge cyan 04/07/203

Sawfly Tenthredo mesomelas

Muscid Fly Graphomya maculata 04/07/203

Golden Dung Fly Scathophaga stercoraria

Bombus hortorum
Bombus hypnorum
Bombus terrestris


1894 Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata 05/07/2013

Shaded Broadbar 17/07/2013

2474 Straw Dot Rivula sericealis05/07/2013

2477 The Snout Hypena proboscidalis 08/07/2013

1727 Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata

1076 Common Marble Celypha lacunana

Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina 05/07/2013

04 Micro Moth White Barred Gold 4 Micropterix aruncella

1894 Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata 05/07/2013 Notes Abberant also form found June List GH

Small Skipper 05/07/2013

5-Spot Burnets

6-spot Burnet

Brown Hawker GH 08/07/2013

Latticed Heath 19366

                        Latticed Heath Wings ; Profile Chiasmia clathrata See 

Latticed Heath 19421

Micropterix aruncella 19233


Plagiognathus arbustorum 17/07/2013

Gryocoris stysi 17/07/2013

Green shieldbug Palomena prasina Stage 2.3, 4 Nymphs 17/07/2013


14 Spot Ladybird Larvae 17/07/2013

22 Spot Ladybird Larvae 17/07/2013

7 Spot Ladybird Larvae 17/07/2013

Cream spotted Ladybird 17/07/2013

Harlequin Ladybird Adult Larvae & Pupae 17/07/2013


Turf Running Spider Philodromus cespitum 04/07/2013

TBCHarvestman Leioburnum rotundum 04/07/2013

Opilone Mitopus morio

Philodromus cespitum 18618


Birds foot Trefoil
Tufted Vetch
Bush Vetch
Meadow Vetchling
Grass Vetchling
Hedge Woundwort
Birds Nest


Thursday, 18 July 2013

YNU Entomology Visit July 2013

Here is an update of some of the insect finds made on the YNU round which I walked with Bill whose expertise is Ichneumon Wasps , and very expert indeed , a very difficult group to ID in the Field. and we look forward to the Ichneumons adding to our Reserve list circa 25 Ichneumon species found which is to say the least is quite substantial. Others looked at Fungi Beetles and Botany

We began by walking the Grids . The insects where very much active in the hot weather we have had and finds reflecting emerging instars , nymphs and eggs. with many grassland species presenting. Honey Bees where also busy gathering summer pollens

Unknown Eggs underneath an Oak Leaf

Unknown Eggs 20069

With a good selection of Ladybird Larvae in the sweep net( Also Recorded 22-Spot, 7-Spot Query 10-Spot. Harlequin at All stages , Orange Ladybird 3 weeks previous )

Cream Spot Ladybird

Cream Spot Ladybird 19989

7- Spot larvae

7 Spot Ladybird 20013

14 Spot Ladybird Larvae

14 Spot Ladybird 20051

A Ladybird Pupae Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis

Harlequin Pupae 20097

A Lacewing Larvae Chrysopa ( likely perla - The Blue Lacewing )

Lacewing larvae 20065

Along the River this Tricoptera Caddis Fly Larvae was found 

Black Dancer 19994

Black Dancer (Mystacides likely M. Nigra or M. Azurea Also noted this small Weevil swept from trees adjacent to R Calder on the Grid

Weevil 20010

An interesting Grassland Find was the Assassin Fly AKA Robberfly Striped Slender Robberfly Leptogaster
cylindrica Family Asilidae

Leptogaster cylindrica 20970

The Dance Fly Empis livida   was also noted

Empis 20032

A good Selection of Grassland Mirid Bugs where also found which included Capsis ater, Grypocoris stysi, Anthocoris nemorum, Notostira elongata, Stenodema laevigata. Potato Capsid

Closterotomus norwegicusGrass Mirid (Leptopterna dolabrata) was also present in huge numbers on Grass seed heads

Grass Bug Notostira elongata Family Miridae

Notostira elongata 20027

Stenodema laevigata Family Miridae

Stenodema laevigata  20016

The Broad Damsel Bug

Nabis 20003

Hoverflies included Sphaerophora , Heliophilus pendulus,

Sphaerophora 20075

The Green shieldbug was present at Stage 1, 2 Nymphs and are down in sightings this year nationally

Green Shieldbug Nymphs 20040

Lepidoptera seen also included Common Blue, Shaded Broadbar, Large Skipper, Small Skipper 6 Spot Burnet, Straw Dot, Cinnabar caterpillars where present in large numbers as per previous week. The Nettle Tap Moth was abundant, The Grassland species Grass Veneer Chrysoteucha culminata was also present in number

A large Tetragnatha sp likely extensa was also present with a pale green body reflecting the state of ground vegetation

Tetragnatha 20033

Notable Botany include the Common Figwort, Common Toadflax , Meadow Sweet, Tall Melliot, Grass Vetchling some Common Spotted Orchid stands remained in the shadier woodland . Birds Nest and Broad Leaved Helleborine was also about

Common Toadflax Linaria vulgaris

Common Toadflax 20087

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Whats in Cromwell June 2013

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? June 2012
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? July 2012
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Aug 2012
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Sept 2012
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? Oct 2012
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? May 2013
Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? June 2013

Hawthorn is now in full flower its not just the berries that are food for insects but the numerous pollens around the reserve , this in turn keeps the insectivorous birds fed. We will in due couse see our Ox Eye Daisies and Early Purple and ; common Spotted Orchids Appear. As Cromwell has soils of relatively poor nutrient value we see many Semi Parasitic Plants on the Tag loop like Yellow rattle, Eyebright and others and are fortunate enough to have also see Birds Nest in other Micro habitats As spring tapers off we will see the first generation Toroise and commas become more Raggy and hopefully as Bramble flowers a full compliment of Ringlet and Small Blues which where low in Number last Year. . Studies last year showed that many of the Meadow Browns where fed onto the reserve from the adjacent top meadows . The importance of Bi oActive corridors are vitally important for the migration of species around the reserve none more important that the various tree corridors noteworthy along the rail line that host Purple Hairstreak this applies equally to any plant communities on the reserve Whilst the small section of grassland aside the yard seems of no significant we have a large populations of various Mirids anround and therein notably the common Lepopterna dolobrata see below We have also parts on the reserve amongst Bramble where there are healthy colonies of Neuroptera Green & Blue Lacewings and also High Densities of Longhorn Beetles notable Agapantha

Nettle Weevil

Weevil 16482
Peacock 16752
Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell 16791

Blue lacewing 16762

Scroll over The Names to View Updated in Due Course

Invertebrates In Flight


Sawflies Tenthredo celtica

Hover Fly Helophilus pendulus 06/06/2013
Hover Fly Cheilosa Spp possiby albitarsis/ranunculi
Hover Fly Cheilosa illustrata
Hover Fly Leuconzona lucorum
Hover Fly Eristalis pertinax
Hover Fly Eristalis tenax
Hover Fly Episyrpus grossulariae 27/06/2013
Hover Fly Episyrphus balteatus 27/06/2013
Hover Fly Eristalis horticola 05/06/2013
Hover Fly Epistrophe elgans
Hover Fly Syrphus
Hover Fly Platycheirus (albimanus) 06/06/2013
Hover Fly Xylota segnis 06/06/2013
Hover Fly Platycheirus 06/06/2013
Blue lacewing Chrysops perala
Downlooker Snipe Fly Rhagio scolopaceus
Common Damselbug Nabis rugosus
Mayfly Epherema vulgata 01/06/2013
Wooly Aphid Eriosomatinae
Cranefly Tipula Maxima 06/06/2013
Cranefly Tipula vitata 06/06/2013
Carnefly Tipula varipennis 06/06/2013
Cranefly Tipula oleraceae 06/06/2013
Scorpion Fly Panorpa Communis 06/06/2013
Scorpion Fly Panorpa gemanica 06/06/2013
Pond Skater Gerris lacustris


Blue tailed Damselfly 
Ischnura elegans 09/06/2013
Broad-bodied Chaser  Libellula depressa 09/06/2013 19/06/2013 NLPond


Bumblebee Bombus pratorum 05/06/2013

Bumblebee Bombus terrestris 05/06/2013

Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum

Common Carder Bee Bombus pascuorum 05/06/2013

Nomada Flava TBC 08/06/2013


Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle Agapanthia villosoviridescens 01/06/2013

Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis 01/06/2013
Orange Ladybird Halyzia sedecimguttata 06/06/2013
7-Spot Ladybird Coccinella septempunctata 27/06/2013
Soldier Beetle Cantharis pellucida
Common Soldier Beetle Cantharis rustica 06/06/2013
Brachypterus sp Either B.glabra or B.urtica
Lurid beetle


Grassland Mirid Leptoterna dolobrata Nymph

Mirid Bug Harpocera thoracica 01/06/2013
Mirid Flower Bug Liocoris tripustulatus 04/06/2013
Mirid Bug Stenodema (Stenodema) laevigata 09/06/2013
Mirid Bug Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus 25/06/2013
Froghopper Cercopis vulnerata

Froghopper Cercopsis vulnerata


Craneflies & Harvestmen To Follow

Orb Weaver Metellina (mengei)
Orb Weaver Metellina (segmeta )
Orb Weaver Araneus diadematus
Orb Weaver Metellina Bridge Spiders Larinioides scolopterus
Nursery Web Spider Pisuara mirabilis
Spider Philodronus sp
Spider Tetragnatha extensa

Cranefly Tipula vitata

Cranefly Tipula maxa
Cranefly Tipula varipennis


Small Tortoiseshell Aglaid urtica

Peacock Inachis io 01/06/2013, 09/06/2013
Orange Tip 01/06/2013
Green Veined White 01/06/2013
Small White Pieris rapae 01/06/2013
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus 09/06/2013
Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus 23/06/2013
Small Skipper 23/06/2013
Silver Grounds Carpet 09/06/2013
1738 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 09/06/2013 NL
0391 Cocks Foot Moth Glyphipterix simplicie
0385 Nettle Tap Moth Anthophila fabriciana 01/06/2013 07/06/2013 NL
1255 Gorse Pod Moth Cydia ulicetana
1902 Brown Silver-line Moth Petrophora chlorosata
1799 Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) Caterpillar 07/06/2013
1935 Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria Caterpillar 07/06/2013
0170 Narrow Five-Spot Burnet Zygaena Caterpillars
1894 Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata GH 18/06/2012

Mottled Umber


Diving Beetle Dysticus NL 19/06/2013

Water Boatman Notanecta NL 19/06/2013
Palmate Newt Pole NL 19/06/2013


Flag Iris Iris pseudocorus 06/06/2013

Red Campion 04/06/2013
Meadow Buttercup 04/06/2013
Creeping Buttercup
Broom 04/06/2013
Gorse 04/06/2013
Herb Robert 04/06/2013
Hawthorn 04/06/2013 now fully flowering
Garlic Mustard04/06/2013
Field For Get Me Not
Sycamore Flowering
Field For get Me Not
Apple Blossom
Ramsons 06/06/2013
Marsh Thistle 04/06/2013
Marsh Marigold 06/06/2013
Grass Vetchling 06/06/2013, 25/06/2013
Common Vetch 06/06/2013
Bush Vetch
White Deadnettle 06/06/2013
Ox-Eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare 06/06/2013
Dames Violet
Early Purple Orchid 09/06/2013
Southern Marsh Orchid
RL Wintergreen
Broad leaved Helleborine leaves
Red Clover 19/06/2013
White Clover 19/06/2013
Wood Avens 19/06/2013
Hogweed 19/06/2013 emerging Flowers
Foxglove 19/06/2013
Crested Dogs Tail (Grass)


Palmate Newt 08/06/2013

Frog Tadpoles 09/06/2013 Pond NL 19/06/2013

Birds on Feeders

Robin 06/06/2013

Birds About

GS Woodpecker 09/06/2013
Whitethroat 09/06/2013
Chiff Chaff
Black Cap
Bullfinch 09/06/2013
Grey Heron 09/06/2013
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 09/06/2013
Crow (Juv) 09/06/2013 NL
Garden Warbler 09/06/2013 S Cummings Song

Birds on Water

Our data sets are very comprehensive , validated and an accurate ecological data sets have been recording on Cromwell and a number of other sites in Yorks and the UK and are well placed to substantiate Biodiversity Below is a small snap shot of recent records clicking on the interactive log in allows the species and records to be viewed down to the nearest meter

F.E.E.T wil shortly be making a case for Cromwell to become a SSI Cromwell is a unique Biological Niche profoundly rich in invertebrates and other dependences in the food chain

Recent Records at Cromwell