Butterfly Survey 2007

Sixteen volunteers from the Horndean area are rotated on a weekly basis to 8 areas within Horndean/Cowplain (including Park Wood) to record butterflies identified by the transect method. These surveys monitor the levels of butterfly population in the areas and, in some cases, lead to suggestions to improve them to keep the butterfly population stable and thriving.

Although most of the areas have been surveyed for about five years, those for Park Wood only started in 2006, although an earlier one-off study was undertaken in the 1990s.

Results of all these surveys are sent to Butterfly Conservation (Lulworth) and Hampshire Wildlife Trust Butterfly Conservation.

The surveys during 2007 in Park Wood were carried out by volunteers from the Horndean area together with Maureen and David Nye from FoPW.

In 2007 15 species were recorded in Park Wood, the same number as the year earlier. The most common sightings were:

  • Speckled Wood (75)
  • Gatekeeper (30)
  • Meadow Brown (24)
  • Brimstone (19)

Other recorded were:

  • Essex Skipper
  • Grizzled Skipper
  • Large White
  • Small White
  • Small Copper
  • Common Blue
  • Chalkhill Blue
  • White Admiral
  • Peacock
  • Comma
  • Small Heath

Many thanks to John Nundy who organises all the volunteers and who provides all the information which forms the basis of this report.


 

Work Days

Please note that there will not be a Work Day at the end of August.  The next work day will therefore be on Sunday 24th September 2017.

Meet at 10:00am.

Refreshments at 11 am and 12.30 pm.


More dates for your diary:

Apologies to all who had hoped to come to the Teddy Bears' Picnic which was postponed due to the inclement weather, however you can catch up with us on Sunday 20th August when we will have a stall in the Waterlooville Summer Fete, in Jubilee Park.

Do come along and say "Hello"


 

Become a Friend of...

Membership of The Friends of Park Wood is open to anyone interested in keeping this a safe and pleasant place to visit.

Download the membership form here


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