Archive for July, 2013

Heatwave heaven at Strensall

Yesterday I spent the whole day at Strensall Common surveying Dark Bordered Beauties along with Dave Wainwright, Terry Crawford, Penny Relf, Tallulah Gullett, and, in the afternoon, a whole crowd of people from Golder Associates. 

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Strensall Beauties

Over the last few weeks, I have been trained to monitor the Dark Bordered Beauty moth on Strensall CommonRead more…

Local flora

Over the last few weeks some rather nice flowers have emerged around Bishopthorpe. Here are some pictures.  Read more…

Vid-cast of my latest paper

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On the trail of two Yorkshire rarities.

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to hop it to the Moors again, and I was very happy because the weather forecast was quite good, and it was about the right time of year to find two of Yorkshire’s special butterflies; Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary and Large Heath.

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