Saturday, 5 November 2016

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Looking Like Autumn

Common Puffball

Ruby Tiger moth caterpillar?

 Common Red Darter

 Sulphur Tufts

 Common newt, and below, Common and Great Crested newts.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Shutting Down for the Winter

 Edgeley Road vole

 Badger latrine

 Small Copper butterfly

 Moss? Lichen? Fungus?

Red Admiral butterfly

 Red deer stag

 Small Tortoiseshell butterfly

 Squirrel in our garden, burying acorns

Starlings gathering

As usual, this blog will go quiet for the winter while the voles are underground. Fingers crossed we're up and running next March!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Field Vole, Water Vole, Kingfisher

Thrilled to see this kingfisher on a pond behind Sainsbury's!

 Awful photo taken on my phone, but nice to have the sighting at White Lion Meadow car park.

 Field vole feeding station (too small for water vole)

Dead field vole, probably killed by a cat.

Edgeley Road water vole

Sunday, 4 September 2016

White Lion Meadow

I haven't been able to hang around the main town car park by Tesco much this year, but the fine latrine on the stone under the bridge there tells me the voles have done OK. Meanwhile the Edgeley Road colony remains busy!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Coming to the End of the Summer

 Flame-shouldered moth

 Brimstone moth

  Poplar Hawk moth

 Angle Shades

 Poplar Hawk's face

 Small water vole latrine

 Edgeley Road vole

 Blood Vein moth

 Centre-barred Sallow

 Old Lady

 Green Carpet