Sunday, 25 November 2012

Management plans

I am currently updating and writing the management plans for a number of sites around central, north & eastern Calderdale. As part of this I need to put the species lists in. If anyone has any lists of species seen in any of the following sites then I would really appreciate them emailing to me. chris.sutcliffe@calderdale.gov.uk Site I need records for are:- Ogden Water Cunnary Wood/Beacon Hill Shelf Hall Woods/Sun Woods Beechwood Park Scarr & Long Woods Brackenbeds/Snake Hill Cheers Chris

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Scarlet Caterpillarclub

Cordyceps militaris from the Calderdale Fungi blog. I found it at Saville Park in a private garden this week and Michael Sykes of Halifax Scientific Society identified it.


          It grows on the body of a dead larva or pupa, the mycelium replacing the insides of the insect.


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Heralds

Had a look in Bare Head Tunnel today and found 7 roosting Heralds,camera and torch were out of power as soon as I got there(dohh)so this is an old photo.Could have been more so will be going back with a decent light again soon,had 4 Spruce Carpets around the outside light last week .Anyone fancy a look give me a bell....

Sunday, 18 November 2012

North Yorkshire

My appologies for posting something outside Calderdale here but took a trip to Stape over the weekend on the North Yorkshire Moors. Friday night brought the following to a kitchen window 2 x December Moth (see pic) 1 x Agonopterix arenella 2 x Winter Moth 1 x Mottled Umber (see pic of moth with v dark cross bands) Winston

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sexton Beetle

Hi All, Found this Nicrophorus investigator up on a reservoir wall up above Haworth yesterday. Winston