Tuesday, 27 October 2015


The "Ashgrave Fallow Deer." Still happily living a bovine lifestyle.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Oxon 16th October.

Bramble (still in bloom).

Stump Puffball.

Himalayan Balsam.

Hornets Nest.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Appeal for 2015 dragonfly records

With the 2015 season nearing a close, as the British Dragonfly Society's Recorder for Oxon (VC23), this is an appeal to anyone with un-submitted dragonfly records.

With the notable exception of the colony of Variable Damselflies found by Martin Wackenier near Abingdon way back in May, this hasn't been a great year for dragonflies or their recording in the County.

Variable Damselfly, Barton Fields, Abingdon (c) Stephen Burch

I'd be particularly interested to hear from anyone who has found any Emerald Damselflies this year. So far there have been no records at all, not even from Otmoor - their usual stronghold.

Records can be either sent to me - for contact and other details see http://www.stephenburch.com/dragonflies/oxondnews2015.htm or via the BDS iRecord portal at http://www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/ (although this does require creation of an account).

All records for 2015 will be submitted to the BDS around the turn of the year. It would be good to have some more to submit! As things stand the 2015 total isn't great, with only a tiny handful of observers sending in records, especially recently.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Thursday, 1 October 2015