‘Friends’ want to build up a list of wildlife
seen in the Woods and need your help! We want to know about the birds,
and insects that use the area, as well as the plants and fungi that you
to give a date, the name of the species, and whereabouts you saw it (a
reference (use this grid map click here)
best, but a brief description of the area will do).
is often useful, e g A Song Thrush carrying nesting
Muntjac gnawing the bark on a young tree; six Painted Ladies nectaring
thistles; a Blackcap overwintering. Early arrivals and late
always worth recording. Because of the sensitive nature of some of your
sightings there may be a delay before these are put on the
website, or the
precise location may not be given - we do not want to see disturbance
nesting birds, or the picking of rare plants! Please help build up a
what you see - it may not be rare, but if it interests you,
likely to interest other users of the woods. Thank you.
of the great range of flora and fauna, we have split the task of
sightings. Send your sightings of birds and plants to Judith Knight, by
Morrisey has volunteered to take sightings of
reptiles and amphibians, bees, wasps, ants, flies (including
hoverflies in particular), grasshoppers and crickets, bugs and spiders.
email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
monthly list collated by Judith - click
here ; by Rory click
to see Tony’s page click here.
‘spotters’ are keen amateur naturalists
there will be a mixture of ‘spots’ by all!
Rainfall in Linslade Wood
The figures for November are 82mm over 17 wet days. Another
wet month, but last year we only had 9.5mm in November. This year so far, we
have had 417.5mm which makes it look like being the driest year in our 11 years
of records. Our rolling 10 year average year is 644.8mm so we need some 227mm
to catch up. Hopefully, that does not all come as it will make for an extremely
wet December !
Rainfall Data supplied by Dave & Sue BoothClick here to see their historical records