SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 1003
Dates for your diary.
The Annual Annual Moth Night will be on Saturday 4th August from
have retained the Green Flag Community Award for 2018/2019 for the Brierdene
Wildlife Site. This is the seventh year running that we have received this
Bio Blitz on the last Saturday of the month was a great success with over 30
people attending the event throughout the day. We did have a little rain at the
start, but it did improve as the day went on.
dene top is still in bloom with Yellow Rattle, Meadow Buttercups, Knapweed,
Oxeye Daisy and a variety of grasses and other plants. The hot weather but more
the lack of rain has restricted the density of some of the plants this year,
but we still having a good show along the dene top.
judge from the R.H.S. will be visiting us on the 1st August, but we will not
know the results until later in the year.
managed to record over a 100 different species on the day, of these 6 had not
been recorded before.
include 4 Bugs and Beetles, 1 Fly and 1 Spider. I am still waiting for the
complete list of species recorded from E.R.I.C. More details of these species
will be on September’s website.
at present this brings the total of species recorded in the Brierdene Wildlife
Site to 1003; this includes the 4 new species that were found earlier this
month before the Bio Blitz. The 1000th species was found and recorded by Paul
Stevens from E.R.I.C.