Friday, 13 September 2019

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Willow Emerald Damselfly in Wytham Woods

Report of first county record just in from Steve Brooks via Adrian Parr:

On Tuesday 10 September 2019 at around 13:00 I saw at close quarters a male and female pair of willow emerald Chalcolestes viridis in tandem flying and settling amongst willows at a recently dry pond in the woods at Radbrook Common (part of the Wytham Woods complex about 3 miles NW of Oxford). Grid ref is SP460076.

Note: a permit is needed for walking in these woods

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Warburg Reserve, Bix. Friday 30th August 2019

Bullfinch - juvenile male.
Willow Warbler
Small Heath Butterfly

No idea on the name of this plant growing in the nature reserve
meadow all alone. Rose type leaves and thorns with pom pom type flower head.
Approx 12cms in height.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Warburg Nature Reserve, Bix Bottom. Monday 5th August 2019

Painted Lady




Common Blue

Common Blue

Silver-Washed Fritillary

Painted Lady