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Friday, 11 June 2021
Thursday, 10 June 2021
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
😃 The Cabin is re-opening this Sunday the 6th of June. 10am till 4pm 🍫👪👦👧
Tea, Coffee, Soft drinks and snacks available, toilets.
Covid safety in place.
Also we are planning to resume monthly Saturday volunteering days from July, starting Saturday 10th July and then on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
We meet at 9.30 in the compound next to our cabin, sign in and then we hold an informal chat about what tasks there are to do, including some health and safety reminders.
These volunteering days will be led alternately by members of CBWG and then by Robin Dalton, one of Calderdale's Countryside Rangers. As July is the first one, we'll both be there on that day.
Volunteers are advised to come dressed for working outdoors with strong footwear and bring a packed lunch if they intend to stay into the afternoon. The amount of time volunteers spend with us is totally flexible and up to the individual's own discretion. Toilet facilities open.
We do have refreshment available such as hot/cold drinks, crisps and wrapped biscuits which we do not directly charge for but ask volunteers for a donation to the work of the Wildlife group. If you have any further questions, just email email@example.com We'll look forward to you volunteering with us.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
I think it's time to brave the cold and get the trap dusted off.
So I shall run a moth night this sat 8th from about 8.30pm onwards. Please dress in warm clothing, as we will be outside all evening due to covid restrictions. Warm drinks can be supplied through the evèning, and it may run until 4am if my all night crew are around, and moths keep coming.
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
Monday, 3 May 2021
I was contacted recently by Anthony Arak who is about my age and was a member of the Halifax Scientific Society as a teenager, long before I joined. He has or has had a career in Ecology. I knew his name because his project, along with another teenage member, to reintroduce Emperor Moths onto Norland Moor in the 1960s is written about by Clifford Lees in one of our publications, ("The Natural History of Norland Moor.")
He refound the HSS via me on Facebook. What luck he did that when we are still called HSS! (I hope we always are.)
He has been introducing us to the delights the Emperor Moth as I told him we had never seen one, only the caterpillars. So now we've seen them on Wadsworth Moor (above Hebden Bridge,) Whirlaw Common (above Todmorden,) and Stiperden Moor (above the Long Causeway - the Burnley Old Rd - above Todmorden.) We used an artificial pheremone lure briefly. It is very effective! If the weather is warm enough and there is a light breeze the males, which are day fliers, arrive very quickly! Now we just have to be lucky and find a female, as they sit still, pumping out their pheremone, and wait for the males to arrive.
Anthony would like to resume his great interest in moths. He has asked me by email if he needs permission to run moth evenings at Cromwell Bottom. I've said I will put him in touch with the various people already involved in this.
He says he would like to try, apart from a light trap, sugaring, wine ropes and "mad moth netting by torchlight."
I have mentioned the CBWG enthusiasts who already do moth nights. Is Robin Dalton still involved for the Council? I was going to ask about how Graham Haigh is but just remembered I might be able to find out on Facebook.
Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Saturday, 27 March 2021
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Thursday, 4 March 2021
Friday, 12 February 2021
Thursday, 4 February 2021
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
Friday, 11 December 2020
Saturday, 7 November 2020
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Sunday, 27 September 2020
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Many thanks to Jeff Milne Mike Henshaw and David Langley for their sightings.
Monday, 10 August 2020
The newsletter team are publishing your fave sightings over the summer and autumn of 2020, in the autumn edition to be out on 1 October 2020. We would love to know what your favourites are - animal, bird, insect, fish, view of any part of the reserve, whatever you love about Cromwell Bottom LNR. If you have a photo then fabulous, please include it but no matter if you don't. Just need your name (first name only if you prefer) and the month taken, and of course what it is.