Over a period of 24 hours, about 30 members and friends conducted a Bioblitz of some of the remoter areas of the National Trust’s Basildon Park which are not normally seen by visitors to the mansion and gardens. The aim was to note as many different species as possible in the 24 hour period.
Chris Bucke [...]
6 walkers in addition, departing 10.30am and finished at 12.45. Weather warm with some cloud, a little wind.
We followed the well worn path visiting the top wood, hidden valley and back across the parkland via the Mulberry tree. Good numbers of butterflies – large white, Marbled White, Red Admiral, Meadow brown (many) Gatekeeper and [...]
Julia Cooper organised a visit on Saturday 25 June to the Cholderton Estate, on the Hants/Wilts border near Andover. The estate is fully organic and is managed sympathetically for wildlife. Owner Henry Edmunds kindly spent the day guiding the group round the estate, with transport provided by an elderly Bedford lorry. First stop was a [...]