Thursday, 12 May 2022

Orchids at Hartslock Hill, Goring on Thames.

The True Lady Orchid. Unfortunately only the one.
The only Lady Orchid in Oxfordshire. You would have to
travel to Kent to see another one.
Nationally Scarce.
The True Monkey Orchid. Probably only half a dozen dotted
around the slopes - Again Nationally Scarce.

This is the Hybrid Lady/Monkey Orchid which has taken
over at Hartslock. Many on display.

Monday, 18 April 2022


Dark-edged Bee-fly & Dotted Bee-fly courtesy Nicola Devine (Trap grounds North Oxford)

Sunday, 3 April 2022

BBOWT Hartslock, Goring on Thames 3rd April 2022

The Pasque wild flower in the meadow on the hillside at Hartslock. Now a very rare plant in the UK restricted to just a few limestone grasslands. Only just half a dozen here this year. Flowers at Easter.

Sunday, 13 March 2022

More Common Frogs! Letcombe Valley BBOWT reserve 12 March

 Many present on the small pond near the reserve's northern entrance SU377860:

Common Frog © Stephen Burch.  Click here for a larger image

Common Frog © Stephen Burch.  Click here for a larger image

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Oxon Downs, 30th Jan

                                     Brown Hares getting frisky on the Oxon Downs

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Wood mouse

Looks like this wood mouse has taken a liking to the xmas wreath material which we had left in the garage