Cygnets hitching a lift.

Cygnets hitching a lift.

Wyre Forest Study Group 11            June, 2020 Cygnets hitching a lift – Whilst walking along the riverside near Bewdley, Rosemary Winnall spotted a female Mute Swan swimming upstream with her 3 small cygnets swimming alongside. As she watched, the cygnets...
Pearls of delight

Pearls of delight

Wyre Forest Study Group 31 May, 2020 Pearls of delight   This year the flight of Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries have overlapped and they have been flying together in the hot sunshine. This has given us a chance to look...
Displaying Goldcrest

Displaying Goldcrest

Wyre Forest Study Group 16 May, 2020 Displaying Goldcrest     The very loud urgent singing above my head attracted my attention to this determined little male Goldcrest that was trying hard to impress a female that was intend on feeding near by. She didn’t...
Cranefly – Tanyptera atrata

Cranefly – Tanyptera atrata

Wyre Forest Study Group 12 May, 2020 Cranefly -Tanyptera atrata     Susan Limbrey was surprised to see this impressive cranefly in her greenhouse at The Newalls in Far Forest. It is a male Tanyptera atrata and the Wyre Forest is a hotspot for this attractive...
Emperor Moth – Saturnia pavania

Emperor Moth – Saturnia pavania

Wyre Forest Study Group 20 April, 2020 Emperor Moth – Saturnia pavonia   Mary Singleton was delighted to see 2 male Emperor Moths coming to her pheromone lure which she’d hung from her washing line in her Bewdley garden. She recorded them on 20th April 2020...
Sparrowhawk alert!

Sparrowhawk alert!

Wyre Forest Study Group 17 April, 2020 Sparrowhawk alert!   Mick Farmer from Bewdley saw this male Sparrowhawk in his garden on 17th April 2020. Mick was very pleased to see it at such close quarters, but the small birds in his garden were not so enthusiastic!...
An Easter Egg hunt with a difference!

An Easter Egg hunt with a difference!

Wyre Forest Study Group 9 April, 2020 An Easter Egg hunt with a difference!   Susan Limbrey recently shared some photographs of her somewhat unusual recent Easter Egg Hunt experience. She writes: “The Great Easter Egg Hunt (grass snake version) is under...
Swan Goose in Bewdley

Swan Goose in Bewdley

Wyre Forest Study Group 29 March, 2020 Swan Goose sighted in Bewdley   The Swan Goose has arrived in Bewdley town, says Pauline Lowe who took these photos from near her house by the riverside on 29th March 2020. It is a Swan Goose which, in the wild, normally...