Unexpectedly for this record-
As usual, I led several guided walks organised by the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Project and various societies. Altcar Rifle Range attracted over 30 people on 11th to see record numbers of Green-
Continuing the dragonfly theme, a short visit to Downholland Book at Alt Bridge on 7th provided good views of several spectacular Banded Demoiselles, while numerous Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars on nettles was better news for this sadly declining, previously common, butterfly.
On 29th, I returned with Trevor Davenport to the site of the large fire at Cabin Hill/Ravenmeols. Three months regrowth had resulted in almost complete recovery of the vegetation. I spotted a Common Lizard, while the presence of at least five fast-
From much further afield, the Bradford Botany Group was impressed by the range of rarities on offer at Birkdale & Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve on 22nd. The Baltic Rush was seen at its only English site, while Sharp Club-
Following up a report by vice-
However, the insect highlight of June was the now regular appearance of thousands of White Satin moths at Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve. There was concern that the deep flooding of the slacks would have killed off young caterpillars over-