Tag Archives: Worcesteshire Wildlife Trust

GCN Pond Health

Too much rotting organic matter, such as leaves and other dead vegetation, resting on the pond bottom reduces water oxygen levels and is detrimental to pond wildlife. The steep bank on the left contributes to the pond high nutrient levels, … Continue reading

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The River Stour Big Flood Of 27th December 2017

The River Stour was in big flood yesterday, as opposed to being in great flood. In a big flood, River Stour waters trickle over its bank onto the marsh. In a great flood, the waters gush over the riverbanks and … Continue reading

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Helophilus pendulus.

Sunrise: 04.52 am   Sunset: 09.23 pm There is a lot of piggy-backing behaviour occurring with the Helophilus pendulus today; they are playing this game in stacks of two, three, and four high – perhaps it’s Helophilus Games Day.

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Drone-fly.

Sunrise: 04.53 am   Sunset: 09.22 pm

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Phaonia valida.

Sunrise: 04.53 am   Sunset: 09.22 pm

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December workday.

(Click on image to enlarge) 1st December 2011:  At 09.45, I stood at the river side of the orchid field gate, gazing into the south end of the middle wood. It was cold, and I was waiting for the working … Continue reading

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