Dove Stone

Dove Stone

Dove Stone
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Latest blog posts
  • Night of the Antler Moth and other Diversity Updates

    While many of the moorland birds, such as dunlin, golden plover and curlews have now left the hills, there is still plenty of diversity to be found around Dove Stone at the moment - and there are a number of new species for the site being discovered....
  • Miners dig holes at Dove Stone!

    While walking along the main path round Dove Stone the other day we came across hundreds of small bees flying in and out of little holes in the bank. These turned out to be a type of mining bee, Common Colletes, (Latin name Colletes succinctus , which...
  • Moth Night at Binn Green

    With thanks to Jamie and James, we ran a couple of moth traps up at Binn Green car park for a few hours earlier in the week. The bright lights of the traps lure the moths in, and once inside they have a rest on an eggbox for an hour or two, then released...
  • A Dove Stone Fungal First and Other News!

    A fungal first for Dove Stone, sent to us by local naturalist and RSPB volunteer Ken Gartside, who found it while out and about with his grandson. Found on a stump of Corsican pine, near a pond, this is the interestingly named Skeletocutis amorpha...
  • A Valentine Ring with a difference

    Last Saturday we were joined by local qualified bird ringers for a Valentine's Day bird ringing session. Despite the damp weather around 30 birds were successfully ringed including a great spotted woodpecker, jay and wood pigeon. Ringing birds...
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