Waist high buttercups, bream and Banded Demoiselles

May 22, 2014

 



Stourbridge May 2014 (5) Stourbridge May 2013 (1)So many reasons to take a walk on Stourbridge Common and not just to stand and look at it from the bridge or row past …

The Common is looking glorious: if you stand with your back to the fence round the bare earth (the grass will soon grow). Lack of cows means that grasses and buttercups are waist high this year.

The sunny spring has meant a profusion of small tortoiseshell butterflies, and many caterpillars are now feasting on the nettle patches. Dragon flies – particularly Banded demoiselles and damselfly are already looking for flies. Looking down from the footbridge, you can see Bream spawning on the tree roots, now speckled with tiny pale eggs, just under the surface of the water (they only do this for a short time, so look today!)

– Pete, Friend of Stourbridge Common, Wednesday, 21st May 2014.

Stourbridge May 2014 Stourbridge May 2014 (4) Stourbridge May 2013 (3) Stourbridge May 2013 (2)

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Migrant Hawkers seen on Common

September 7, 2010

No, not a blog entry about the Stourbridge Fair (although this is happening on Saturday 11th September from midday – 4pm at the Leper Chapel) but a type of dragonfly featured on a wonderful list that we have received from local wildlife consultant Jeff Stenning of all the Dragon and Damselflies that were found on and around Stourbridge Common and Ditton Meadows between 2005 and 2010.

https://stourbridgecommon.wordpress.com/biodiversity/dragonflies-and-damselflies/


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