Big Forest Find: Dalby Forest's News

July 18, 2019

Big Forest Find - Deepdale 20th July

The next Big Forest Find event is this Saturday the 20th July. This guided walk into Deepdale, Dalby aims to see the fantastic wildlife found at Deepdale Meadow. We expect to find a range of orchids and weather permitting many butterflies including dark green fritillary and if we are lucky dingy skipper or small pearl bordered fritillary.

The walk starts at 10:00 from Bickley Gate car park and will finish there at 13:00. The walk is approximately 1.3km long and there is a hill down into the valley, which we will return back up to the car park.

Please book onto this event by emailing Keith.mcsweeney@forestryengland.uk so I can give you more details about the event.

There is also a wildlife survey being completed on the day as well so this is a great opportunity to see wildlife monitoring in progress.

I am looking forward to a great morning of discovery.

Keith

Posted on July 18, 2019 07:51 by keithyfd keithyfd | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 12, 2019

Big Forest Find - Dalby, Ellerburn 9th June

Hi Everyone
What a fantastic day on Sunday! I have been looking at some of the figures from the Dalby Big Forest Find event on the 9th June.

On the Day there were 195 observations made of 85 species. Already 66 of the observations have made research grade, which means they can be added to national databases and can be used for wider ecological research.

Ian has sent some of the more rare or interesting insect species included:

Large stonefly – Dinocra cephalotes. TV’s ‘bug man’ George McGavin helped ID this one on twitter. This large stonefly is normally very secretive and is normally found by lifting stones at the edge of streams, so well done for find that one.

Swamp crab spider – Xysticus ulmi. Lurks in the grass waiting to ambush its prey.

Sarcophaga rosellei. A type of flesh fly which was only found for the first time in Yorkshire in 2014. Its larvae are thought to predate certain snails.

If you would like the full report please comment on this post.

Don’t forget you can contribute whenever you visit Dalby by making more records of anything you find.

Posted on June 12, 2019 13:04 by keithyfd keithyfd | 2 comments | Leave a comment

June 07, 2019

Big Forest Find - Dalby, Ellerburn

Hi Everyone.

We have the Big Forest Find - Ellerburn event on the 9th of June. Details below:

10:15 - 11:45 - Botany and invertebrate walk - Our botany and invertebrate experts will lead a walk along Ellerburn Meadow. They will help find and identify a range of species found along this trail.

12:30 - 14:00 - Botany and invertebrate walk - Our botany and invertebrate experts will lead a walk along Ellerburn Meadow. They will help find and identify a range of species found along this trail.

21:15 - 23:00 - Discover bat species found along the Ellerburn Meadow as we're joined by local experts. Booking Essential, email keith.mcsweeney@forestryengland.uk

Hidden Horizons will be leading activities through the day at the courtyard.

All these events start at the courtyard in Dalby.

https://www.forestryengland.uk/dalby-forest/the-big-forest-find-dalby-forest

Do Join us if you can.

Posted on June 07, 2019 07:31 by keithyfd keithyfd | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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