Nottinghamshire Flutterings 2nd Feb 2017 – January update

A single Red Admiral noted on 30th at the Concord Business Centre in New Basford (iRecord) and a probable in flight on the 19th in Ruddington (June Mcconnell).

That’s all for now!

Richard Flutterings Rogers

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 21st Jan 2017 – Peacock, our first flight record for the year.

A Peacock was seen by Phil Lee in his Misterton garden yesterday (20th Jan), this is our first flight record for the year.

Earlier this month:
Len Lomas noted a possible Peacock on 10th Jan at Mons Pool, Besthorpe
Small Tortoiseshell, one hibernating in a church bell in North Muskham on 17 Jan.

And one record from December – Nick Crouch spotted a Red Admiral on 9th December in Newark

 

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 4th Jan 2017. A butterflyless December

A butterflyless December

December appears to have been butterflyless in Nottinghamshire – I have not received a single record for last month.

However, to date I have received over 8000 casual records from January through to November 2016.

If you do have any outstanding 2016 records please could you let me have them by the end do the month.

 

Do you visit a specific site most weeks between April and October?

A local park? A regular walk with friends or with your dogs? A Notts Wildlife Trust reserve?

If so, I ask you to consider a simplified form of ‘transect’ recording.

A butterphile who lives near to me trailed this successfully last year. His records are no longer casual, they now have added value as we continue to monitor the status of Nottinghamshire butterflies.

If you think you can help please email me directly.

 

Happy 2017
Richard Flutterings Rogers

Small Copper 161020 Chilwell by Jane Howe

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 27th October, it ain’t over.

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 27th October, it ain’t over.

Small Copper 161020 Chilwell by Jane Howe

Small Copper 161020 Chilwell by Jane Howe

Records from the last few days,  the Common Blue record ‘beats’ the latest record I have available which is 14/10/2011.

Brimstone 25/10/2016 Calverton Garden 1 Martyn Anderson
Small White 20/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 2 Antoni Lachetta
22/10/2016 Gedling 1 Adrian Dutton
Small Copper 20/10/2016 Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
21/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 4 Antoni Lachetta
23/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
Common Blue 23/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
Red Admiral 16/10/2016 Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
17/10/2016 Bestwood garden 1 Antoni Lachetta
17/10/2016 Sherwood garden 1 Jack Dennison
17/10/2016 Netherfield, Ouse Dyke 1 Jack Dennison
21/10/2016 Mapperley area 1 Jack Dennison
22/10/2016 Beeston 1 Matthew Hackney
22/10/2016 Langold 2 Pauline Bradford
25/10/2016 Calverton garden 2 Martyn Anderson
25/10/2016 Arboretum 1 Damian Taylor
26/10/2016 Elton Guide Campsite 1 Jennie Harrison
Comma 22/10/2016 Gedling 1 Adrian Dutton
22/10/2016 Langold 1 Pauline Bradford
Speckled Wood 15/10/2016 Blidworth Woods 1 Jack Dennison

 

PLEASE HELP TO RAISE FUNDS FOR BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION

Some of you may be aware that John Bland writes quiz sheets which are sold to raise money for wildlife causes. The next one in the series is raising money for Butterfly Conservation. It is called the Lepidoptera Quiz and features puzzles and questions on general knowledge, sport, literature, films, music, etc – with questions or answers related to butterflies and moths. It is not necessary to have specialist knowledge of the subject in order to do the quiz.

The quiz sheets cost £1. There are monetary prizes to be won. The closing date is not until April 2017.

Sue Jones very ably sells these quizzes but would welcome help from members of Butterfly Conservation to support your organisation. As well as buying one for yourselves to do please consider buying extra copies to sell on or send to your friends inside Christmas cards.

The first time the quiz will be on sale is at the DANES (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society) event at Derby University on Saturday 29th October. Jane Broomhead will have a supply for you to purchase on the Butterfly Conservation stall. She will also have it available at the East Midlands AGM (30th October) and the National AGM (5th November).

Copies can also be obtained by sending a cheque, payable to Butterfly Conservation,and stamped addressed envelope to: Quiz, 12 Chertsey Road, Mickleover, DerbyDE3 0RA.

 

Hope to see one or two of you on Sunday.

 

RR

Comma 161022 Langold by Pauline Bradford

Comma 161022 Langold by Pauline Bradford

Red Admiral 161025 Nottingham Nottingham Arboretum by Damian Taylor

Red Admiral 161025 Nottingham Nottingham Arboretum by Damian Taylor

 

 

 

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Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 22nd October 2016

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 22nd October 2016

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Red Admiral 161015 Langold by Pauline Bradford

Records from the last week:

Speckled Wood 14/10/2016 Bramcote  garden 1 Phil Carter
14/10/2016 Toton Sidings 1 Mark Searle
16/10/2016 Gedling 1 Adrian Dutton
Comma 14/10/2016 Toton Sidings 1 Mark Searle
 – 19/10/2016 Barnby Moor 4 Rob Johnson Feeding on Ivy by Chesterfield Canal
Painted Lady 18/10/2016 Langold 1 Pauline Bradford
Red Admiral 14/10/2016 Bramcote garden 2 John Appleton
14/10/2016 Toton Sidings 1 Mark Searle
16/10/2016 Bestwood garden 1 Antoni Lachetta
18/10/2016 Kirklington 7 Robin Old on ivy
19/10/2016 Barnby Moor 1 Rob Johnson Feeding on Ivy by Chesterfield Canal
21/10/2016 Chilwell garden 1 Rob Thatcher
Small Copper 14/10/2016 Toton Sidings 3 Mark Searle 1 pristine
15/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 2 Antoni Lachetta
15/10/2016 Leen Cutting 5 Mark Searle 2 reasonable lookers
Brimstone 20/10/2016 Wollaton garden 1 Keith McGraw seemed to be laying eggs

 

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Painted Lady 161018 Langold by Pauline Bradford

 

See you at Conkers!

 

RR

 

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 13th October 2016.

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 13th October 2016.

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small-copper-1610-female-at-toton-by-mark-searle

 

Highlights of records since the beginning of the month….

 

Small White 02/10/2016 Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
Small Copper 02/10/2016 Clumber Park 23 Mark Searle
06/10/2016 Newstead Abbey lake 1 David Shaw
09/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 3 Antoni Lachetta
12/10/2016 Leen Cutting 4 Mark Searle
Red Admiral 03/10/2016 Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
04/10/2016 Toothill School, Bingham 7 Bill Bacon
04/10/2016 Fosters Lane, Bingham 3 Bill Bacon
04/10/2016 Sunrise Hill LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
06/10/2016 Bestwood garden 1 Antoni Lachetta
08/10/2016 Langold 1 Pauline Bradford
09/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
09/10/2016 Hickling Churchyard 1 Bill Bacon
10/10/2016 Langold 3 Pauline Bradford
10/10/2016 Tollerton 3 Bill Bacon
10/10/2016 Toton 1 Iris & Derek Martin
Painted Lady 06/10/2016 Langold 3 Pauline Bradford
11/10/2016 Bramcote Park 1 Phil Carter
12/10/2016 Langold 1 Pauline Bradford
Comma 03/10/2016 Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
06/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
06/10/2016 Toton 1 Iris & Derek Martin
10/10/2016 Tollerton 1 Bill Bacon
Speckled Wood 04/10/2016 Sunrise Hill LNR 2 Antoni Lachetta
05/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
06/10/2016 Newstead Abbey lake 1 Pauline Bradford
06/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta

 

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Please do not forget the East Midlands branch Annual General Meeting is on the 30th of October 2016 at Conkers.

 

Page from Autumn 2016 EMBC Branch Newsletter

Page from Autumn Newsletter

 

RichardR

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 30th September 2016. Last day of September.

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Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 30th September 2016. Last day of September.

Again. thirteen species reported over the last ten days.

I have been away and I am busy elsewhere but here is a summary of records recorded over these past ten days or so:

Brimstone Bingham garden 1 Jenny Craig
3 records Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
Netherfield Lagoons transect 1 Sue Cowlishaw
Large White Dyscarr Wood 3 Pauline Bradford
10 records including Toton garden 2 Iris & Derek Martin
Small White Netherfield Lagoons transect 8 Sue Cowlishaw
21 records including Bingham Linear Park transect 7 Jenny Craig
Langar cum Barnstone 5+ Neil Pinder / Dave Wood
Calverton garden 5 Martyn Anderson
Warsop Garden 4 Dave Morton
Budby Heath 4 Mark Searle
Sandybanks LNR 3 Antoni Lachetta
Toton garden 3 Iris & Derek Martin
Naturescape Wildflower Farm – Langar 2 Jane Howe
Chilwell 2 Jane Howe
East Leake, Back Garden 2 Brian Johnson
Budby Pumping Station 2 Dave Morton
Beeston Sidings transect 2 Graham Birkett
Green-veined White Netherfield Lagoons transect 9 Sue Cowlishaw
3 records Langar cum Barnstone 5+ Neil Pinder / Dave Wood
Dyscarr Wood 2 Pauline Bradford
Small Copper Budby Heath 13 Mark Searle
8 records including Clumber Park 9 Dave Griffin
Leen Cutting 4 Mark Searle
Clumber Park transect 4 Clumber Park volunteers
Sandybanks LNR 3 Antoni Lachetta
Calverton garden 3 Martyn Anderson
Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery 1 Peter Acton
Common Blue Netherfield Lagoons transect 8 Sue Cowlishaw
2 records Bingham Linear Park transect 1 Jenny Craig
Holly Blue Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
Red Admiral Netherfield Lagoons 9 Pamela Gartside
37 records including Calverton pit rail 6 Martyn Anderson
Langar cum Barnstone 5+ Neil Pinder / Dave Wood
Bingham Linear Park transect 5 Jenny Craig
Potwell Dyke transect 4 Robin and Kay Old
Netherfield Lagoons 4 Sue Cowlishaw
Toton garden 3 Iris & Derek Martin
Newark 3 Ian Dunn
Calverton garden 3 Martyn Anderson
Budby Heath 3 Mark Searle
Radcliffe Wood transect 2 Bill Bacon
East Leake, Back Garden 2 Brian Johnson
Clumber Park transect 2 Clumber Park volunteers
Clumber Park 2 Paul Pearson
Chilwell 2 Jane Howe
Budby Pumping Station 2 Dave Morton
Small Tortoiseshell East Leake, Back Garden 8 Brian Johnson
12 records including Dyscarr Wood 2 Pauline Bradford
Chilwell 2 Jane Howe
Calverton garden 2 Martyn Anderson
Budby Pumping Station 2 Dave Morton
Budby Heath 2 Mark Searle
Bingham Linear Park transect 2 Jenny Craig
Peacock Ruddington 1 Cath Lovatt
Comma Skylarks NR 11 Mark Searle
18 records including Calverton pit rail 9 Martyn Anderson
Netherfield Lagoons 9 Pamela Gartside
Radcliffe Wood transect 7 Bill Bacon
Budby Heath 6 Mark Searle
Bingham Linear Park transect 6 Jenny Craig
Clumber Park 4 Paul Pearson
Netherfield Lagoons 2 Sue Cowlishaw
Calverton garden 2 Martyn Anderson
Budby Pumping Station 2 Dave Morton
Speckled Wood Calverton pit tail 12 Martyn Anderson
22 records including Bingham Linear Park transect 11 Jenny Craig
Netherfield Lagoons transect 9 Sue Cowlishaw
Wollaton Park transect 8 Richard Smyth
Netherfield Lagoons 7 Pamela Gartside
Langar cum Barnstone 5+ Neil Pinder / Dave Wood
Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery 4 Peter Acton
Dyscarr Wood 3 Pauline Bradford
Sandybanks LNR 3 Antoni Lachetta
Beeston Sidings transect 3 Graham Birkett
Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery 2 Peter Acton
Clumber Park 2 Dave Griffin
Budby Pumping Station 2 Dave Morton
Small Heath Budby Heath 2 Mark Searle
3 records Calverton pit rail 1 Martyn Anderson

 

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REMINDER: Please do not forget that the East Midland branch has its Annual General Meeting on the 30th of October 2016 at Conkers as per last year.

 

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painted-lady160917-by-brian-johnson

 

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I have already received some records from earlier today so the season is not over yet!!

RR