Mersehead

Mersehead

Mersehead
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Latest blog posts
  • Mersehead Bioblitz 2016

    On the 18th and 19th June we embarked on a weekend long Bioblitz. A bioblitz is when people including experts and local people gather together and record as many flora and funa within a designated area and time. We were very lucky that the Dumfries and...
  • The return of Apus apus

    Mersehead Recent Sightings 11 th June – 17 th June The first swift of the 2016 was spotted soaring over Rainbow Lane yesterday evening. To begin with there were just 2 and then suddenly they had increased to 16 and then 37. Then, just as suddenly...
  • Recent Sightings 4th-10th June

    The big news this week is the return of the Painted Lady butterflies. Although they’re not rare or endangered, their story is quite enthralling. These insects travel a mega journey from North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia to Europe, where...
  • Eggs and bacon?

    Mersehead Recent Sightings 28 th May – 3 rd June At Mersehead we use a Robinson trap to catch moths at night. The moths fly towards the light and spiral down towards the source of the light and are deflected into the box. Moths which fly into...
  • Recent sightings 21st-27th May

    A highlight of the week has been the lapwing chick count. There’s now a minimum of 41 chicks, ranging from newly-hatched to nearly-fledging. There are probably more lurking in the longer vegetation. They’re not the only youngsters. Owls...
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