Nature, the playwright

Nature, the playwright

Wyre Forest Study Group June 1, 2022 Nature, the playwright     One of the many delights of being able to visit Wyre Forest each year is being able to witness the ebb and flow of the seasons, along with the changing faces of the cast and characters that...
Scabious Sawfly – Abia sericea

Scabious Sawfly – Abia sericea

Wyre Forest Study Group June 1, 2022 Scabious Sawfly – Abia sericea       Scabious Sawfly (Abia sericea) is a distinctive looking cimbicid sawfly often found feeding on the nectar of flowering meadow plants such as Devil’s-bit Scabious. The...
Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

Wyre Forest Study Group June 1, 2022 Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk Moth – Hemaris tityus   On a fresh late spring day, the Wyre Forest Study Group was fortunate enough to be given permission to visit a relatively undisturbed and privately owned part of the...
A quite moment of reflection for a Dipper in Dowles

A quite moment of reflection for a Dipper in Dowles

Wyre Forest Study Group May, 2022 A quiet moment of reflection for a Dipper in Dowles – Mick Farmer was fortunate enough to not only observe but also photograph this Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) in Dowles Brook in early May. It’s always a thrill to see Dippers in...
Rapturous Raptors

Rapturous Raptors

Wyre Forest Study Group Feb 11, 2022 Rapturous Raptors over the marsh     A single female Kestrel had been observed and recorded regularly over the past 12 months on the Wilden Marsh SSSI. She would often sit high on a powerline strung between pylons,...
Pied Flycatchers in Wyre

Pied Flycatchers in Wyre

Wyre Forest Study Group May/June, 2021 Pied Flycatchers in Wyre –   It is good to know that Pied Flycatchers returned to the Wyre Forest again this year to breed in the nest boxes provided. Mick Farmer managed to successfully photograph a male collecting insects...
A return after an absense of 8000 years?

A return after an absense of 8000 years?

Wyre Forest Study Group 21 May, 2021 A return after an absense of 8000 years? – After many rumors and false starts, it was finally possible to observe and photograph the incredulous sight of a terrapin. Sightings of this individual had been reported, often with...