Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The weekly update from the cress beds: a pair of egrets, captured by the trailcam, feeding on the scrape

Of course the heron is still there too

And the fox is there at night. Evidenced by a pair of pricked up ears!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Lazy October days on the Scrape.

This week the heron was patrolling the scrape again. It's often there, foraging for frogs

The little egret was there too, as it has been all summer

But the most videos we had were of the foxes, like this one of a single animal, and the one below, of two foxes.These animals look extremely healthy, but a dead fox was recently found in the cress beds.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Last trapping of the year

Ben Sale and the Trust mothing team carried out the final moth trapping of the year at Gadespring on the first evening of October. As Ben says, "[t]he moth numbers weren't huge which is to be expected this time of year, but we got a great variety of different kinds and some early and late records thrown in to mix it up a bit". Ben mentions the moths particularly attracted to Ivy at this time of year. If you have this plant in your garden, it is well worth going out after dark, with a torch, and seeing whether you too are a host to these beautiful creatures.

For all the details and some lovely photos, head over to Ben's blog HERE.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Latest clips from Gadespring trailcam

The egret seems to be in a hurry. Perhaps it's seen the fox?

The heron and the fox are ignoring each other but I can't help but think they are aware of the camera

It is important to note that Gadespring Cress Beds is still being developed & due to health & safety will only be available for access, other than to wildlife monitors & work parties, at organised events & at times when there is a weekend volunteer warden on duty. General public access is a possibility for the future & this could only happen once the wildlife hide is relocated after planning permission. Keep an eye on this website & blog, as well as the Box Moor Trust website, for details of open days & organised public events when you can visit & explore Gadespring.