Saturday, 26 March 2011

New Blogg

Hi all an excellent new blogg on calderdale wildlife has been set up about calderdales varied wildlife and  can be viewed at the link below.
http://calderdale-wildlife.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

Goldon Gordon said...

Andy....Aspen....the playing field opposite the Colliers arms on Park Road. Go to the end of the park and just over the fence in the crem grounds are loads of Aspen.

Winston said...

ah right then, lets set up the trap in the grounds of a crematorium! could be a fun night

AndyC said...

Paul did you record lead coloured drab..???

Goldon Gordon said...

Not as far as I recall mate and no records in MM. Winston, all joking apart the crem grounds are superb for larval hunting and leaf mining due to the huge range of tree species in the grounds.

But the best single site I ever found in Calderdale was lowfields business park on the field between the river and the canal. Before the site was built on Ian Kimber and I found 40 species one Saturday afternoon simply by netting and larval searching. The vast bulk were micro or micro larvae.

To me the best micro sites are browfield sites due to the broad range of plant species that move in to colonise them. You can spend hours from late spring onwards on brownfield sites and turn up all sort of very interesting micros. Given the choice of a picturesque woodland or a derelict old brownfield site, the brownfield wins hands down for me.

AndyC said...

Bit of trapping in the crematorium
Anyone..???......no fancy dress...