Monthly Archives: July 2015

Lofthouse wildflower walk

Lofthouse is a fairly new nature reserve although it was reclaimed in the late 1980’s following the pit closure in 1981, a lottery grant utilised in 2013 has meant that the paths are now much improved. Coming up to the … Continue reading

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Wakefield’s first breeding peregrines fledge successfully

The three young peregrines have now fledged successfully, without mishaps. The first youngster to fly from the box did so on Saturday, 11th July and it found itself on the roof of the jeweller’s shop Herbert Brown. It spent most … Continue reading

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Haw Park & Anglers CP field meeting

Our group of about 12 were pleasantly surprised to be met by Pete Smith, with a collection of moths he had trapped on Saturday night, identified and put into magnifying boxes for us to see, including the beautiful carpet moth, … Continue reading

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RSPB Old Moor flower walk

Primarily a bird watching paradise, Old Moor has developed into a varied habitat for wildflowers, butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies.   On our short walk today we were able to enjoy meadow brown butterflies, ringlets and small skippers amongst the purple loose-strife, … Continue reading

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Peregrine falcons on Wakefield cathedral: Latest photos

Francis just sent in these latest images of the peregrine family on the cathedral. These are taken using his phone on the eye piece of a telescope which gives remarkable results and shows clearly just how big and rapidly developing … Continue reading

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