Leader’s Notes

Notes and thoughts from the group leader.

Nov 292020
 
Nature Watch calendar now ready to order

**UPDATE** You can now order your copy of the Nature Watch’ calendar directly from the PixaPrint website: https://www.pixaprints.co.uk/designs/ordershared/1209/775acf3508b27a600e25a6d3a12d76b0 Contact Paul via the groupleader email address (groupleader@rspbgravesend.org.uk) for the site password and a 10% discount code. ** During the first lockdown we started a ‘Stay-at-Home’ Facebook group for the Gravesend RSPB local group.  For twelve weeks […]

Aug 302020
 
Caterpillar Brains

Well I did ask! In a previous post I said that I only had 85 photographs of cinnabar caterpillars and that I needed more. So Alison promptly decided that she would send me one of her photographs. And here it is. The ragwort plant was growing in her lawn and she did not know the […]

 Posted by on 30 August 2020 at 10:05 pm
Aug 162020
 
Did You Find the Crab Spider?

Did you find all six species in the last post? I didn’t expect anyone to “tell all” but, since they have, here is the list. Human, ragwort, beetle (a soldier beetle I think), a cinnabar moth caterpillar, a hoverfly (it’s a bee mimic so I will let you have bee!) and, of course, the yellow […]

 Posted by on 16 August 2020 at 9:22 pm
Aug 142020
 
How Many Species?

All I wanted was a quick photograph to add to iRecord. And look what I got! Ignore the out of focus background. How many species can you see in this photograph? Two clues – there are six in total and one of the species is represented by Sally’s thumb. Which species did I want photographed? […]

 Posted by on 14 August 2020 at 10:36 pm
Jun 182020
 

As our country continues to slowly come out of the lockdown measures imposed to control the community spread of the COVID-19 disease, the act of social distancing, wearing face masks/coverings in public areas and hand cleansing on entry and exit to buildings is becoming the ‘new normal’, especially as work places and retail areas make […]

May 112020
 
Nature Recording Apps

During this period of lockdown and while observing the natural world literally on our door step I have been investigating and trying out nature recording apps – those applications you can install on your smart phone or tablet. Here is a small selection of free apps that I have tried and my initial reviews: Birdtrack […]

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