Members Update 27th June 2023

Members Update 27th June 2023


Hello again, - we have to open this update of the Bee Fly with the sad news of the passing of Lorraine Martin, as advised by Sue Proudly and Chris Rose here:

“Hi Had a phone call from Sue Proudly today, who had been contacted by a relative of Lorraine Martin giving her details of her funeral. Unfortunately, she had no other information as to when or how/why she died. Thought perhaps it would be an idea to put it onto Bee Fly that yet another of our friends and fellow CNHS members had ‘bitten the dust’.

The funeral details are - Southampton Crematorium at 2.30pm on 10th July. I’m not sure who would go that far. I’ve been chatting to Joan and they will not be able to make it.

‘See you at Irene’s hopefully. Chris”


We extend our condolences to Lorraine’s family.


In response to the appearance of Stag Beetles in our last couple of updates, Pat Morris has commented thus:

“We had stag beetles in our garden quite regularly, but one year there were about 8 of them on the lawn dismantled by magpies. I don’t think we have seen any at all for about 10 years. Pat”

This reminded Jenny and I of similar findings in our garden. Thanks Pat.


Ken Crick next, the only other contributor to this update with some nice Fungi photos and one particularly unusual photo of a series of graduated wicker rings he found whilst walking on Heath Warren, quite a pleasant surprise!:


“Hi Mike, a mystery in the woods, plus 2 fungi we found one week ago, the Lycogala terreste was fungus of the month in May 2022. Regards Ken”