Monthly Archives: June 2014

Marbled whites at Brockadale

If anyone is thinking of visiting Brockadale for the marbled whites, they are absolutely at their peak just now. Many have only just hatched and are in immaculate condition and are on the wing with ringlet and meadow brown. I had … Continue reading

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Flower walk at Roach Lime Hill, Garforth

Tuesday was a warm, but dull afternoon as we walked down the track bordered by wheat fields enjoying the germander speedwell, hedge woundwort, cornus and dog rose with both black and white bryony winding their way through the hedgerow.  As … Continue reading

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Moth trapping at Ackworth School

I have been putting out the moth trap recently at Ackworth School  during the recent good weather. Here are pictures of a couple of the more colourful moths caught during the past week. Elephant hawk moth is a regular but … Continue reading

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Great northern diver in Mirfield

I’m well out of the birding loop these days and I’ve only just got wind of a long staying great northern diver at Lady Lakes in Mirfield which has been there for about 5 months! Thinking there might be a … Continue reading

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Tree bumblebee

I was sent this picture of an unusual bumblebee by a friend in Pontefract who found them nesting in the roof of his house. I believe that the bees are tree bumblebees (Bombus hypnorum). This species entered the south of … Continue reading

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Flowers at Pugneys

It was a fine morning for our walk along the lakeside at Pugneys with plenty of meadow buttercups, ox-eye daisies and bird’s-foot trefoil.  As we turned left we saw patches of cut leaved cranesbill, smooth hawks beard, dog-rose, common and … Continue reading

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Brockadale notes

Here are a few images from a recent Brockadale trip. Bee and common spotted orchids are flourishing and there were plenty of insects

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