A bit of a flying visit to Oxford this weekend as needed to be back in London to sort out the Little Oak work teams. Met up with Barry Hudson (Secretary of Oxfordshire Ornithological Society, the OOS) and we had a good chat about the different conservation challenges in socially challenging urban areas like Beddington Farmlands and more rural, wealthy and Conservative areas like Oxfordshire. Hopefully some cross pollination opportunities. Beddington Farmlands is certainly a hot bed for radical conservation experimentation and with some high brow sophisticated legal and scientific input from the OOS in exchange for radical high risk input from our side, there seems to be some good opportunities for some joint ventures.
Stayed around the Old Vicarage doing the moths and some garden recording- 606 species now on the garden list. Also did a bit of planting in the walled garden.
I got back to London last night in time to do a bit of moth trapping here too.
Privet Hawkmoth at the Old Vic
Male and female Pale Tussock at the Old Vic
Grass Rivulet at the Old Vic
Foxglove Pug at Beddington
Pug sp. Grey? Worn Freyer's? Beddington Farmlands
Brown Silver-line at Beddington
Rustic Shoulder Rustic, Beddington
Cypress Carpet, Beddington Farmlands