Monthly Archives: August 2015

Emerald Damselfly

Another excellent close-up from Nic Cairns – an Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa), photographed at Attenborough Nature Reserve…..

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Thanks to Nic for the photo.


Clouded Yellow

Thanks to Viv Crump for this fine photo of a Clouded Yellow butterfly, feeding on Buddleia on the threatened RBRGHA allotments……

Clouded Yellow butterfly

The Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus) is predominantly a migratory species, mostly from Southern Europe and Northern Africa, and is known for occasional spectacular mass migrations in some years.  Thanks to Viv for the photo of this intriguing insect.

More Hedgehog footage….

Last month, Nic Cairns sent in a video of a hedgehog on the St.Ann’s Allotments, captured on his wildlife camera.  The camera has recently yielded more interesting footage….

We don’t know if it’s the same hedgehog or not, but it’s good to have further evidence of the presence of hedgehogs on the site.

Wildlife walk – next Wednesday

Just a quick plug for this forthcoming event from the Wildlife Trust’s City Group….

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts City Local Group

Summer evening walks

Sandy Banks         Glade Hill        Sunrise Hill

Wednesday 26th August 2015 6.30 p.m.

Meet by the flagpole at the entrance to Sandy Banks – junction of Edwards Lane/Beckhampton Road/Chippenham Road

 enquiries to Tel. 07970178618

Swans in Basford

Another nice picture from Nic Cairns – a family of Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) on the River Leen, near Basford Church :

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Thanks, as ever, to Nic for his photo.

Southern Hawker Dragonfly

I’ve featured Dragonflies before, here and here.  Here’s another picture, but of a different species….


This is a female Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea), seen by Nic Cairns at Ecoworks Community Garden.  Thanks to Nic for the great photo.