Members Update 10th May 2022

SPOT THE BEE FLY update 10th May 2022

We’re back again, sorry for the longer break due to our being away on a couple of holidays, a River Cruise from Amsterdam and some birdwatching in Spain, took too many photos but had no time to do anything with them! However, thanks to those of you who have sent in your contributions for this latest round-up.

First up is Mary Robins: Dear Mike and Jenny, Thank you for the update.  Here in Dorset we are having sunny but cold days, and everything is looking spring like.  I attach a picture of one of the many conservation grazers (Belted Galloways) you meet around Hardy Monument. Luckily they are very placid.  Some migrant birds are beginning to return but not yet in large numbers.  We are beginning to see red kites around the area so perhaps at last they are moving this way.  Yesterday I was busy watering the garden and was surprised to find a newt in the watering can, goodness knows how it got there, I rehomed it in a nearby garden pond.  The local hedgehogs are doing well and very active.