Bird sightings in August in the Cam Valley Wildlife Group area include Hen Harrier in Haydon, a Barn Owl over Haydon Batch and Red Kite in Hallatrow.
Sightings reported from May, July and August have been added to our sightings page. It includes birds, mammals, plants, reptiles and insects. We would love to make reporting sightings more of a feature. Do you have any further sightings to add? Do you know someone who has? Perhaps you would like to post your own sightings on the blog!
Summer/Autumn 2020 relaunch!
Cam Valley Wildlife Group is excited to be starting activities again. As numbers need to be limited within Government guidelines, we have a wide array of events for you and you will need to book – for details, please see our Events Programme page. To download a copy, click Events for 2020 (Summer & Autumn). The first event is an insect event on Haydon Batch starting at 10.30 am
Our Autumn 2019 Newsletter is now posted on the website – pond life, hornets and Cam Valley Wildlife Group members’ sightings, along with a substantial list of interesting books for distribution that is well worth a look.
Hello, CVWG blog follower.
With noise greately reduced in many places, perhaps you have heard wildlife sounds that you do not normally hear, or hear so well as right now. We are interested in short nature sound recordings you may have made at home (say up to a minute in length) for posting on the website and sharing. If you would like to take part, please send us your recording or let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring is hotting up, and with it the birds, reptiles and insects. We have just posted some March sightings from Welton, Carlingcott and Radstock. If you have wildlife sightings to share from your patch (or elsewhere), you might like to send them in to add to those already there!
Have you been seeing white, yellow and green-ish butterflies flittting past and wondered which was which? Well, help may be at hand. Although some of the ‘Whites and Yellows’ are more obvious (such as Brimstone and Orange-tip males, some of this family, especially the females, can be tricky to tell apart. If you have ever been confused about whether it’s a Large or Small White, or whether its a Small White, Green-veined White or female Orange-tip, we may have what you’re looking for on our new Insect Information page.
The first sightings of 2020 have been sent in to us by a member. Have you seen some wildlife in our area that you would like us to know about? Please state the locations and date of any sightings you send in and if you would like it posted on the website, let us know anything you wish posted with it, such as your name or some text.
Talk on Wednesday 18th March
Whales, Dolphins and Seabirds off the South West Coast
by Tom Brereton of Marine Life
Coffee & cake from 7.30 pm, talk 8 pm
Members £2 (non-members £3)
Contact details: Judy on 07460 278311 (phone or text)
Moth trapping with Chris Iles on Haydon Batch
Three-hour session starting at 6 .00 pm
Chris hopes that the event will coincide with the opening of the Spring Sallow blossom
The entrance to Haydon Batch is next to the Haydon Allotments and Haydon Village Hall (Haydon Cue & Social Club), Kilmersdon Rd, Haydon, Radstock, BA3 2DQ.
Contact: Chris, email@example.com or 01761 239092
Copies of the latest edition of the Avon Bird Report, the edition for 2018, are available from the editor, Harvey Rose, at Arncliffe, Coast Road, Walton Bay, Clevedon, BS21 7FW for £11.50 including postage. Cheques should be made out to AOG. [Cover photo, Spotted Redshank]