Thank you to everybody who came to our bat box workshop. We hope our participants will also encourage bats by creating a diversity of habitats in their gardens that will provide food sources for our favourite flying mammals. Have a look at the pictures of the workshop on our Instagram account post.
December: wreath making workshop
November Fungi walk
We had a great morning back on our fungi walk in Wardour Woods, thank you to all who came and our walk leader for his time.
New hedgehog homes built
Bug hunt - what we saw
We had an amazing bug hunt on Saturday the 13th of August. Thanks to Mariko Whyte for giving us her time and providing expertise in ID. Also to Dick Budden for hosting us in his land. We saw the following species:
Crickets and Grasshoppers
Roesel's Bush Cricket
Thistle Gall Fly (Urophora cardui)
A hoverfly (Sphaerophoria scripta)
Dragonflies and Damselflies
Spiders and Harvestmen
Garden Cross Spider (Araneus diadematus)
Common Candy-striped Spider (Enoplognatha ovata s.l.)
Nursery Web Spider
Furrow Spider (Larinoides cornutus)
A Long-jawed Orb Weaver (Tetragnatha sp.)
A crab spider (Xysticus sp.)
A fork-palped harvestman (Dicranopalpus agg.)
A harvestman (Mitopus morio)
Common Spittle-bug (Philaenus spumarius)
A plant bug (Malacocoris chlorizans)
A lacewing larva (Chrysopidae)
Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Biorhiza pallida)
You can have a look at some of our pictures on our social media: here and here.
Bug hotel workshop
Thank you to all who came to our bug hotel workshop and helped us make bug hotels, we had a great time and we hope to provide refuges for garden critters! You can see some of the pictures on our social media, on Instagram and on Facebook.
We made so many bug hotels that we had some for fundraising at the community fete at the Nadder Centre yesterday. The money raised will help us organise more events, so thank you to those who donated! If you missed it but would like to get a bug hotel, please get in touch!
Nature art workshop
Have a look on our Instagram for some of the artwork created by the participants of our art workshop in June and also for the review by the artist, David Garnett!
Underhill Wood Nature Reserve
We had a fantastic visit to UWNR last Saturday, you can have a look at our pictures and review on our Instagram.
If you missed this, you can get the book on the UWNR website. You can also find additional reading in this recently published piece that includes references to UWNR: Creating a New Eden — The Beautiful Truth. You may also want to watch this webinar
Rewilding Network Webinar - Smaller Scale Rewilding at Underhill Wood NR (vimeo.com). And if you want to keep up to date with the news from UWNR, get in touch with Jonathan to follow his blog.
We had a fantastic hare walk in March. Come and have a look at some of the pictures on our social media!
The countryside code walk
Thanks to all who braved the very cold wind and came to our walk to learn about the countryside walk, rights of way, and ways to be right!
You can have a look at some of the pictures on our social media.
Young Nature Watch (YNW) is a branch of the Tisbury and District Natural History Society (TNHS). Our first event was on July 2020.
YNW is free for under-21s! Young people always have priority at any of our activities but accompanying adults are required for under-12s. Whenever possible, we will aim to split attendants into three different groups:
- Families with young children
- Teenagers only
- Young-at-heart of all ages
For adults, annual membership for the TNHS (£10) or a £2 fee per event (for non-members) is due.
YNW activities are organised by Inés Lopez-Doriga and Izzy Fry (find out more about how it all started in Focus, p.27).
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YNW logo design by Izzy Fry.