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Post Info TOPIC: Blackley forest (other wildlife)


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Blackley forest (other wildlife)


Came downstairs this morning to find a pair of foxes mating on our decking! We back on to Blackley woods so not surprising to know that they're about.

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11 species of butterfly recorded here today:
The most surprising was a Ringletbiggrin on hogweed in the top meadow at SD841034. Photos have been taken.

Also seen
Comma
Gatekeeper
Green-veined White
Large White
Meadow Brown
Peacock
Small Copper
Small Skipper
Small White
Speckled Wood

A Brown Hawker was patrolling the woodland edge and a young frog found in the grass.

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The Watergrove Skyline (January 2010) - before desecration.


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I had some interesting reports of plants

The woods themselves were pretty normal Wood Aven, Enchanter Nightshade, Herb Robert etc.

The entrance to the Cemmy gave a bit more Meadow Cranesbill, Tufted Vetch, Teasel, Common St Johnswort and then some that looked like they had been introduced Betony, Large Scabious, and Dark Mullian

The entrance on the far side that has been cleared did not looked seeded with a few Cornflower, one Corn Marigold Poppy, Common Orache, Redshank, Rape, Hairy Tare, Great Hemp Nettle, Common Fumitory and Germander Speedwell

Speckled Wood, Small Skipper, & Meadow Brown

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 25th of July 2013 11:34:03 PM

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