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Post Info TOPIC: Astley, Chat and Irlam mosses (other wildlife)


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RE: Astley, Chat and Irlam mosses (other wildlife)


190624

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR during a Dragonfly Survey....been awaiting the appearance of the Sun to do these...

33 Azure Damselfly

3 Large Red Damselfly

36 Four Spotted Chaser

27 Black Darter

34 Large Skipper

1 Black-Tailed Skimmer

3 Emerald Damselfly

Glaze Tetrad

15 Banded Demoiselle Male

9 Banded Demoiselle Female

1 Black Tailed Skimmer



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Chat Moss

80 Blue Tailed Damselfly

7 Rufous Blue Tailed Damselfly

4 Blue Tailed Damselfly copulating

1 Speckled Wood Butterfly



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080624 Chat Moss

13 Azure Damselfly

90 Blue-Tailed Damselfly

4 Blue-Tailed Damselfly copulating

1 Four Spotted Chaser



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020624 Chat Moss

22 Four Spotted Chaser

7 Azure Damselfly

1 Emperor Dragonfly

1 Black Tailed Skimmer



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310524....The Glaze Little Woolden Moss... Carbon Landscape Dragonfly Survey

82 Banded Demoiselle 

5 Large Red Damselfly

3 Azure Damselfly

There would easily have been more but here the Custodian of our Countryside  ...as Farmers appear to call themselves had cut a swathe of really rich Dragonfly Habitat in order to 'maintain' the footpath along the Glaze....now a pair of Coach and Horses can now safely race side by side on this 'footpath'....now on my June/July surveys I can look forward to NOT seeing the wonderful sweep of Meadowsweet that have been mown away...but I suppose I can happily admire the Giant Hogweed that got overlooked by this habitat cull....and we wonder why our insect population is crashing....



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190524 During a Carbon Landscape Dragonfly Survey

44 Four Spotted Chaser

135 Azure Damselfly ---Ovipositing/Mating

98 Large Red Damselfly---Ovipositing/Mating

95 Azure Damselfly

14 Large Red Damselfly



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180524 Chat Moss

70 Four Spotted Chaser

2 Peacock Butterfly

 



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170524 Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

27 Four Spotted Chaser

43 Azure Damselfly

2 Peacock Butterfly

90 Large Red Damselfly

 



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130524 Astley Moss Sac

18 Large Red Damselfly

7 Azure Damselfly

6 Four Spotted Chaser.



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120524 Little Woolden Moss LWTNR East

55 Large Red Damselfly

4 Orange Tip Butterfly

Chat Moss 

46 Four Spotted Chaser

 



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110524 Barton Moss

1 Comma

3 Peacock Butterfly

2 Small Tortoiseshell 

4 Four Spotted Chaser

4 Orange Tip Butterfly

1 Red Admiral Butterfly

 

 

 



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100524....Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

22 Four Spotted Chaser

35 Large Red Damselfly

2 Peacock Butterfly

1 Common Lizard.



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Good numbers of Four Spotted Chaser dragonflies on the wing this afternoon on Chat Moss.

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Chat Moss

7 Large Red Damselfly...First for year for me...how the seasons...years...Multiple decades fly!!!

1 Brimstone

1 Small Tortoiseshell

3 Orange Tip 

1 Green Tiger Beetle...First of year for me



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170424 Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

2 Orange Tip Butterfly



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Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

1 Orange Tip

Little Woolden Moss

2 Peacock Butterfly.



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110424

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

2 Brimstone 

2 Peacock

Chat Mass

1 Brimstone

1 Orange Tip



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04/04/24

Almost forgot:

1 Stoat hunting along the ditch and path on the north side of LWTLWM, mid afternoon.

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1 Brimstone Butterfly.



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Chat Moss

Butterflies:
1 Brimstone
1 Peacock

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Little Woolden Moss LWTNR 300324

2 Peacock Butterfly

1 Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly.



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1 Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly.

 



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Late post from last Tuesday:

Mink seen again at Little Woolden Moss NR

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A road kill Toad noted. Probably attracted out of hibernation early due to mild weather.

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2 Wood Mice - 1 alive, 1 dead

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Blurry phone photo of said Mink attached.

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Thanks John. Ive reported the sighting.

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You may have read there's an ongoing programme to eradicate the vermin

Smart trap trial raises hopes American mink can be driven from UK | Endangered habitats | The Guardian

Waterlife Recovery Trust - Saving our native wildlife from the introduced American Mink

The method seems very effective, though not sure how they're despatched after trapping. Not easy



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Little Woolden Moss NR - this afternoon

Of concern, a mink ran across the track in front of me and into a ditch were I watched it swimming around seemingly actively hunting before disappearing from view.

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Chat Moss - am
Stoat seen hunting along field edge

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Chat Moss -am

1 freshly dead Hedgehog found which had unfortunately been predated. Body perfectly intact but its brain had been eaten! Maybe it had been taken from its hibernation nest.

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051123 Chat Moss

5 Common Darter 

1 Common Darter pair Mating

1 Pond Skater.



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Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

11 Common Darter in flight



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Chat Moss am

27 Common Darter...including 5 Mating Pairs

2 Red Admiral

1 Black Darter



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251023

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR....just think only 11 years ago most of this reserve was a peat desert owing to the destructive peat milling extraction that had despoiled

this landscape...now thanks to the herculean efforts of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust + their Volunteers there is once more a home for Dragonfly and much more!

7 Common Darter



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Chat Moss

4 Common Darter

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

22 Common Darter



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Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

26 Common Darter

 



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Chat Moss

7 Common Darter



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Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

23 Common Darter

16 Black Darter

1 Migrant Hawker

3 Red Admiral



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Chat Moss

12 Common Darter

17 Black Darter



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Little Woolden Moss

1 Field Vole...nice to see a live one!

4 Red Admiral...an admiral year for these it seems!



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Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

37 Black Darter

78 Common Darter

5 Red Admiral

1 Migrant Hawker



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081023

Little Woolden Moss

10 Red Admiral...these farmers leave some nicely overgrown Ditches and Tracks...superb wildlife habitat

 



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Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

61 Common Darter...with some alighting on me from time to time...

1 Southern Hawker

12 Black Darter

6 Red Admiral



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051023...the rain keeping the Dragonfly grounded!

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

1 Active Wasp Nest...almost trod on it...

 



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041023...Keep forgetting to put any other sightings...I suppose its because all my sightings go to the GMBRG/GMEU anyway...but here is my October Catch-up...starting with my first day out of hospital after a rather scary Covid period... 

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

32 Common Darter

20 Black Darter

4 Red Admiral



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A very appropriate name! Thanks Doc

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Thousands of spiders webs covered in dew. They look like small hammocks! If anyone knows which species of spider makes these Id be interested to know. Photo attached.

-- Edited by Steven Nelson on Wednesday 25th of October 2023 02:27:54 PM


 They are made by spiders in the family of 'Hammock Web-weavers'. Couple of UK species in that family that are common around here smile



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Little Woolden Moss NR - am

1 Stoat ran across the path in front of me

1 Common Darter
3 Black Darter

1 Red Admiral
1 Small Tortoiseshell

Thousands of spiders webs covered in dew. They look like small hammocks! If anyone knows which species of spider makes these Id be interested to know. Photo attached.

-- Edited by Steven Nelson on Wednesday 25th of October 2023 02:27:54 PM

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You're welcome Steve. No neither am I. Luckily the app gave the scietific name, which made things a lot easier. Oh yes,they all do, but easier than carting around something the size of two Collins Field Guides spine to spine!

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