The first evening field trip of the year was on Tuesday 11th May, when Martin Sell led a walk at Woolhampton, starting from the car park of the Rowbarge. A Barn Owl was hunting in the first field next to the gravel pit. It gave outstanding views as it flew across the field, perched on [...]
Three Water Voles were the highlight of the walk at Hungerford Marsh on Sunday 9th May, led by Roger Frankum. There was a cold north-easterly wind and the temperature was a chilly 10C as 9 members set out across the meadow of the BBOWT reserve. Marsh-marigolds made bold splashes of yellow, and closer inspection revealed [...]
Graham Saunders reports seeing Bombus hypnorum on Blackcurrant in his Pamber Heath garden on 26th April.
Michael Keith-Lucas led a walk in Bisham Woods on Sunday 25th April. The woods, which lie on a steep slope overlooking the River Thames near Marlow, are ancient mixed woodland with a rich ground flora. One of the local specialities is Small-leaved Lime, Tilia cordata, with characteristic soft, heart-shaped leaves. It took some time for [...]