|Broad Bodied Chaser, Gedling Pit Top 18th May 2014|
"Improvement" ongoing up on Gedling pit top in anticipation of it opening as a country park "AKA dogs toilet", hence another trip up to record the invertebrate fauna present before wholescale change. Highlights included good number of the Broad Bodied Chasers, more females than males and pristine Brown Argus. In my opinion the site is ripe to be managed as a butterfly reserve, with Dingy Skipper, Common Blue and Brown Argus all on the wing this week together with Small Heath. Non of them all that rare but nice to see them in good numbers in a habitat that could be maintained if the relevant authorities notably Gedling Borough Council were willing.
|Brown Argus - Gedling Colliery 19th May 2014|
|Nice large spider, the common Trochosa terricola|
|Broad Bodied Chaser Gedling Pit Top 18th May 2014|