I won’t give a summary of the walk as others are better qualified for that, suffice to say there was a good turn out of fifteen people and a couple of dogs and the weather was great after an ominous start to the day.
Lepidoptera as follows:
As is usual on the higher part of the moor micro moths were few and far between, in fact I only saw three all day but two of those were new to me 🙂
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At the monthly meeting last night when we were treated to Philip Marshall’s excellent talk on historic trees I announced in the second part of the meeting that there was to be a walk to Howarth from Mount Tabor on Friday 11th August, (returning by bus we had planned.)
Unfortunately I had forgotten it is the Cromwell Bottom Open Day on Sat.12th, where we are due to have a stall. Due to this I will have to postpone this walk. (See the link to the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group on this blog.)
It is an impromptu walk ( not in the programme.) Some of us want to to commemorate the book “A Spring-time Saunter” by Whiteley Turner about a four-day walk he did in 1904. We were prompted by the upcoming talk “Uncovering Bronte Country” which we are hosting on September 12th.
I will obviously go to the meeting-point to check if anyone turns up.
Yesterday morning (Tuesday August 8th) I found this beautiful creature almost drowning on the metal walkway outside our building. Unable to identify it, I sent the photo to our very own Moth expert, Charlie Streets. For those people at last night’s meeting who also didn’t recognise it, Charlie has identified it as a Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma), showing the chocolate brown head and thorax typical of the Northern form (apparently!). Charlie also supplied this useful link:
For those who were enquiring at yesterday evening’s talk where this magnificent weeping beech is growing; it is in the local park at Evesham in Worcestershire. I have never seen a better specimen.
Date: Thursday 24th August 2016
Location: Hathersage Memorial Hall (Main Hall), Oddfellows Rd, Hathersage, Hope Valley,
Derbyshire S32 1DU (link to map).
Transport & Parking
Nearest train station: Hathersage (5 minute walk) which is on the Sheffield – Manchester line.
Nearest bus stops: Hathersage Main Road (5 minute walk)
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