Dragonflies & Damselflies at 'The Grange CL' Fishing Lake

2014 has been a good year for Dragonflies and Damselflies around ‘The Grange CL’ fishing lake. I have recorded several different species to date.

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Bees Attracted to the Wild Flowers at ‘The Grange CL’ Conservation Area.

In March 2014, we cleared three areas of around 300m2 of land on ‘The Grange CL’ conservation area to sow a mixture of wild flower seeds. The object of the flower beds was to attract Bees, Butterflies and other insects to the conservation area.

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The Big Butterfly Count 2014

Since its inception in 2010, the UK’s Big Butterfly Count has gone from strength –to-strength to develop into the world’s largest citizen science insect survey. Read more

Magpie Moth at 'The Grange CL' Conservation Area

Whilst taking part in the2014 Butterfly Count I came across this beautiful specimen of a Magpie moth sheltering in a hawthorn hedge at ‘The Grange CL’ conservation area. Read more

The Cinnabar Moth & Ragwort at 'The Grange CL' Conservation Area

Whilst walking around ‘The Grange CL’ conservation area on the 14th July 2014 observing the many different species of butterflies present, I was fortunate to see this Cinnabar moth (Tyria Jacobaeae) hiding under a leaf about 15cm above the ground.

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