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Hammerwich Wildlife

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Ophion obscuratus ichneumon wasp 

12 Oct 17

First record in Staffs since 1973.


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Found in a lawn 

28 Sep 17

Common Ink Cap, Dwarf Bell, Weeping Widow, Verdigris Roundhead and two photos of a slime mould in different phases (yellow to white and then blackening).


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Publishing late Summer 

15 Jul 17

Published by Brewin Books.


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Ichneumon wasp, Diphyus quadripunctorius. 

14 Jul 17

Only 8 records reliably known for UK and most are from Nottinghamshire.


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Regal piercer and small mottled willow 

6 Jul 17

The left regal piercer is a first for Hammerwich and there have only been 5 area records in Staffs since 1995.


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Would you like to know more? 

17 Feb 16

Chapter 7 Who buried the gold? The reasons for a mixture of items being buried in a heath scrub over 1300 years ago, a passing of 35 generations, will never be known for sure.


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Ring in a new way of looking at the Hoard 

15 Feb 16

The mysterious 3 pieces could be part of a hand bell.


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Available 26th February 2016 

5 Feb 16

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Kingsbury RSPB at the end of January 

28 Jan 16

Female pheasant, scrape with lapwings, Little egret, Shoveler, mix of Wigeon, Shoveler and Coot, and a white dead nettle which is supposed to flower in March.


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Chasewater in January 

18 Jan 16

Goldeneye, juvenile Blackbacked Gull and two Little Grebe…


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Frogs, early in the morning of 18th March 

18 Mar 15

Two frogs apart, two frogs very close together, two frogs with a pile of spawn.


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Great crested newt 

16 Oct 14

Posted from a garden in Switzerland.


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Hoverflies on cornflowers 

6 Sep 14

Probably Chrysotoxum festivum, Sphaerophoria scripta and Syrphus ribesii .


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Butterflies of the Gower 

8 Aug 14

Clouded yellow, Comma, Grayling and Wall (2).


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Gem moth 

8 Jul 14

Gem moth arrived here on 7th July having flown from southern Europe.


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Pammene giganteana–now known as the early oak piercer 

15 Apr 14

This micro-moth is on the National Scarce List B and is new to south-east Staffordshire.


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Hammerwich Hoard latest 

11 Apr 14

An article entitled “Staffordshire Hoard was accumulated over decades” appeared in the May/June issue of “British Archaeology”.


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Two fungi seen only occasionally 

25 Jan 14

On the left is Exidia thuretiana and can only be seen in this form after much rain.


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Garden spider 

24 Jan 14

Also called the cross or cross orb-weaver spider.


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Out of season 

17 Jan 14

On the left is a garden carpet and on the right is a Blair’s shoulder knot.


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First of the year 

8 Jan 14

Dark chestnut trapped on 7th January despite gales and rain.


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Offsetting–typical of today’s world 

4 Jan 14

Details are slowly emerging over the thinking on offsetting the loss of established wildlife sites because of new housing and the HS2 construction.


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A rare moth 

3 Jan 14

In 2012 this micro-moth was trapped and wrongly identified.


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Photos from Switzerland 

1 Jan 14

Buzzard, Stork and stork’s nests in a small town outside Zurich.


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My pond life 

13 Nov 13

Female Cyclops, head and body of a flatworm, probably Dugesia lugubris , head and body of a water beetle, probably Ilybius fenestratus , tubifex worm and close up of its body.