Wyre Forest Study Group
A wet day in Wyre
Yesterday Wyre Forest Study Group members braved the cold rain and ventured out into Earnwood Copse, following an ancient sunken track down through the woodland. 2 micromoths Diurnea fagella were spotted on tree trunks, as was the attractive harvestman Megabunus diadema. A Larch Ladybird and spiders Diaea dorsata were found in conifers, and down at the stream water crickets Velia caprai were swimming around on the water surface in the eddies. In open areas near the stream Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage was flowering well. But the Sallow catkins were still closed, waiting for warmth and sunshine.
Diurnea fagella, Earnwood Copse, 4 April 2018
Photograph by Rosemary Winnall
Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage, Bliss Gate, 3 April 2018
Water Cricket Velia caprai, Bliss Gate 24 April 2005