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Friday, 5 June 2015
Good and bad sightings at Ffos Las
Having spent time on "Granny duty" and other family commitments, I have been able to return to my regular walks on Ffos Las and have seen many Lepidoptera and Odonata which will have to wait to be reported in a later blog. I have though seen many ash trees starting to show worrying symptoms which may be ash dieback.
I know that this is a deviation from the usual subject for a post on this blog site, but it is of significance to the ecology of the area. There are many trees showing these symptoms on site on the north, south, west and even in the east among the trees planted only a couple of years ago for the Queen's Jubilee. I have emailed these photos to Woodland Trust who have acknowledged the communication and are discussing the matter.
On a happier note, the birds are in fine song on Ffos Las so here are some pictures that I'm quite pleased with of a linnet, juvenile stonechat and a skylark:
And finally at long last, a moth!! This was on my house wall this morning. I'm fairly sure that it is a type of carpet moth, but which one? Can anyone help please?
Posted by Maggie James