Moderator: Neil Southworth
Birds:- Mute Swan 4, Mallard 40+, Coot 2 + 4Y, Moorhen 2, Grey Heron, Woodpigeon, Feral Pigeon, Kingfisher (2 sightings), RN Parakeet 2, Swift, Magpie, Jay, Crow, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch
Mammals:- Grey Squirrel 2, Common and Soprano Pipistrelle, Noctule, Daubenton's
Insect:- Brown Hawker
Carol will add the Flora
FLOWERS: yarrow, bindweed, milk thistle, ragwort, fat-hen, redshank, tufted & yellow vetch, meadow vetchling, common sorrel & sheep’s sorrel, red & white clover, wild carrot, ribwort & broadleaf plantain, scentless mayweed, pineapple mayweed, mugwort, melilot, poppy, stinging nettle, common hemp-nettle, spear thistle, teasel, borage, corn marigold, daisy, hedge woundwort, musk mallow, great hairy willow-herb, rosebay willow-herb, chickweed, hairy rocket, Himalayan balsam, enchanted nightshade, hemlock water dropwort, hogweed, bramble, hawkbit, meadow buttercup, yellow water lily, dandelion, cranesbill, burdock, black medick, ivy, thyme-leaved speedwell , mare’s tail, yellow flag iris, herb Robert, herb Bennett, wood avens, heart’s tongue fern & purple loosestrife and St John’s wort.
TREES: English oak, hawthorn, horse chestnut, rowan, sycamore, ash, beech, holly, common lime, hazel, silver birch, elder & yew.
We also saw about 6 carder bees busy in the sensory garden.