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NEWS AND FIELD VISITS

Thanks to members for all photographs!

A very successful visit was made to Bishops Bowl Lakes on the 14th June, with Mike Slater of Butterfly Conservation.
The wind kept the butterflies and moths down but the wild flowers were well worth the visit. It was a new  site for most with about 18 members present.
Society members Rick Thompson and Alan Anscomb have led two walks in St Nicholas’ Park recently which have been very successful.

The ’Sunday Bird Walk’ on 15 April attracted 16 people with the aim of counting how many species could be identified in 90 minutes. 32 made it onto the list including Reed Buntings, a Sparrowhawk soaring overhead and a Cormorant flying along the river. The rare Cetti’s Warbler was also heard.

The second ‘Wildlife Walk’ on 10 June also identified 32 bird species - although not necessarily the same ones! But what happened to the butterflies? Only a couple of small whites were glimpsed and no dragonflies.

It’s surprising how many bird species can be seen or heard in such a busy park in the centre of Warwick and hopefully a further visit will be made later in the summer.