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Dibbinsdale 26th August 2016

Meadow Grasshopper Spent a bit of time this morning in Bodens Hay Meadow patiently trying to photograph the Meadow Grasshoppers Chorthippus parallelus and a few Bumblebees and Solitary Bees that were enjoying the remaining Wildflowers such as Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 31st July 2016

A productive morning wander around Dibbinsdale. Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria, Hedge Bindweed Calystegia sepium, Water Forget-me-not Myosotis scorpioides and Bittersweet Solanum dulcamara were found beside the path through the reedbed. A mother Coot was escorting her four squealing youngsters through … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 30th May 2016

Six Swifts were screaming overhead in blue skies as I wandered down The Rake towards the Reserve On the now infamous fallen tree trunk on the slope running down from Bromborough Rake Station were a large number of impressive plates … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 3rd April 2016

Spring has arrived in Dibbinsdale with the woods filled with birdsong, proclaiming territory and attracting mates for the breeding season ahead. I watched one Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming away on a dead tree and heard a further three drumming elsewhere … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 25th October 2015

Honey Fungus A damp, cool Autumnal feel to the air for my morning wander around Dibbinsdale. A nice start with a cluster of Honey Fungus Armillaria mellea on the fallen Beech Tree Fagus sylvatica beside the path sloping down from … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 4th October 2015

Clustered Bonnet Despite the weather being dry for the past week I was hopeful to find some Fungi during my morning wander around Dibbinsdale. A mixture of common species to begin with Candlesnuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon, Porcelain Fungus Oudemansiella mucida, … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 5th September 2015

Morning wander around Dibbinsdale, a nice early find was a sticky Beefsteak Fungus Fistulina hepatica. I headed to the area where I found the erupting Common Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus last weekend – no emerged specimen or characteristic smell about though. … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 30th August 2015

I had a morning wander around Dibbinsdale – my new local patch. Birdlife included Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, some vociferous Jays, Buzzard, Bullfinch, a party of Long-tailed Tits and Song Thrush. Oak Artichoke Gall The Oaks were infected with a … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale, 15th March 2015

Today was cloudy and overcast, and still quite chilly, but the sun was promised later.  A singing Robin welcomed us to Dibbinsdale, and as we descended the steps we also saw a Great Tit, a Blackbird and a Magpie. Far … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale, 13th April 2014

We were joined by two MNA members today, Ron and Jim, who had been planning to visit Dibbinsdale at the height of the Wood Anemone season. Dibbinsdale is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because it’s an ancient woodland. … Continue reading

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