Our first bloody-nosed beetle sighting

The bloody-nosed beetle is a bit of a rarity in Warwickshire. Luckily we have a thriving colony.

Sadie, Linda, Louise and myself put on our wildlife superhero outfits today and got down to the path with the intention of clearing all the nettle growth from under the benches.


I discovered a “zoom” function on my phone’s camera but what I didn’t realise was the focus went completely out of the window. I will be replacing these photos ASAP…

DSC_0414We also topped up the bird seed and fat ball feeders. The bird-feeders were incredibly busy with mature and newly fledged blue tits and great tits on them constantly.

DSC_0402A cheeky grey squirrel tried its hardest to get to the food, but didn’t quite have the nerve to try and jump from the tree. It was a close call though and just reinforces our need to have a ten foot air-space around the feeders. However, anything more than this leaves the feeding birds at risk of attack from sparrow hawks.

Great work today from everyone and good to keep the balance of a working path and public amenity open, whilst working with and encouraging the flora and fauna.

From July we have the opportunity to flip our weekday workdays back to a Monday. It makes no difference to me, but I know that a Wednesday does clash with other people’s commitments.


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