I went out this morning to check the farmlands but didn't get very far as there was so much going on within a few tens of meters of the 'obs' door. I bumped into Tony and Danielle who were working on the Bedzed field and then thought I'd check out the field north of there. The council have controversially (don't get me started) prepared the ground to build a new school (human plague, keep moving) but things have halted and the area is beginning to re-colonize following some earth moving and archaeological works. The Diamond-back Moth invasion is building round here- must have been 100+ on the field and they are also all over the obs garden too. After having a look round the field I spent some time around the obs doing a bit on the wildlife garden.
Field North of Bedzed
Linnets were holding territory
Male Reed Bunting holding territory (great news considering this species has crashed in the Viridor lease area)
Common Whitethroat- several pairs in this area
Diamond-back moths, the pale form seems to be the most common one involved in the national invasion. At least 100 in the field and also more around the obs.
Coleophora trifolii - found this amongst the Diamond-backs
Robber Fly sp?
Literally no idea?? Diptera sp- striking looking
Andrena sp? (Tawny Mining Bee?)
The area scraped for the school is beginning to re-colonise. Plenty of weld and attracting large numbers of bees.
Diamond-back Moths- 20+ in the trap and several more in the wildlife garden
Male Common Swift
Still working on it
The obs gardens are doing as planned- looking pretty and attracting lots of insects
My annexing of the beds around the other block has gone un-noticed, I've also got an area of wild meadow growing (fuck the system!)