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190907 | White storks are released in Britain in the hope they will breed after more than 600 years

White storks are released in Britain in the hope they will breed after more than 600 years

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190908 | White storks spread across England for first time in 600 years as rewilding project tackles biodiversity crisis

White storks spread across England for first time in 600 years as rewilding project tackles biodiversity crisis

Sixth mass-extinction event to ever face our planet is currently underway, scientists warn  read more »

190830 | Birders claim first sighting of brown booby in UK

190723 | Farmer-led badger vaccination project off to flying start

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Farmer-led badger vaccination project off to flying start

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1757/1822 | Submarine forest of Mounts Bay noted by Rev W Borlase, hazel, and to a smaller extent of alder, elm and oak

So far back as the year 1757 the submarine forest of Mounts Bay was 
noted by the Rev. W. Borlase, and was subsequently described by Dr. Boase 
in the year 1822. The latter represents it as buried beneath deposits 
of sand and gravel, the removal of which by the sea is constantly laying 
it bare the outward prolongation of the vegetable bed extending beneath 
the sea. Between Penzance and Newlyn he notes a bed of vegetable 

1 See W. A. E. Ussher on ' The Recent Geology of Cornwall ' (articles reprinted from the Geol. 
Mag.), 1879 > anc * the Post-Tertiary Geology of Cornwall (printed for private circulation), 1879.
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090715 | 15th a Comma was seen in the village of Angarrack near Hayle

Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus) male
Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus) female, underside
Comma (butterfly), the brush-footed butterfly Polygonia c-album

2009 I was down in late March but no butterflies were seen. In mid June, on the 13th at Portheras there was a Green Hairstreak, the first I have seen here. The 19th saw me again onthe green lane down to Higher Bosistow farm where hundreds of very worn Painted Ladies were found. Back again in the second week of July and a new location was explored at Rinsey, east of Mounts Bay. Again many Painted Ladies were on the wing together with Meadow Browns and Gatekeepers. On the 15th a Comma was seen in the village of Angarrack near Hayle and another was seen later on the site of Wheal Alfred enjoying the numerous Buddleia trees.

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921112 | Fortunate sighting of the largest of all our migrants, a Monarch, at Angarrack on a pub

John also made several individual sightings of the very rare Large Tortoiseshell butterfly near his home at Connor Downs over several years in the late 1990’s through to about 2006, raising hopes that this species may have survived over several generations in west Cornwall, following a probable small immigration of this extinct species. He is also accredited with proving a Painted Lady butterfly can overwinter as an adult butterfly in Cornwall (1997/1998) following a mark & release experiment by him close to his home near Hayle. Finally, his patience was rewarded by a fortunate sighting of the largest of all our migrants, a Monarch, on 12th November, 2002 at Angarrack on a pub roof!

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190204 | Hugh Warwick shared an update on Help save Britain’s hedgehogs with 'hedgehog highways'!

Petition update Help save Britain’s hedgehogs with ‘hedgehog highways’!

Hedgehog Day!

Hugh Warwick
Oxford, ENG, United Kingdom

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Bonfires ... PLEASE make sure you are not inadvertently killing hedgehogs and other wildlife

This is a 'Public Service Announcement' on behalf of our good prickly friends ... PLEASE - PLEASE - PLEASE ... if you are going to be out having bonfire-fun over the weekend ... PLEASE make sure you are not inadvertently killing hedgehogs and other wildlife.

If you are having a bonfire, try and build it on the day you burn. If it has to be built in advance, check underneath before lighting - levering it up with the blunt end of a rake ... and if it is monumental and you cannot do that - at least light it from just one side.

Hedgehogs do not have a fight or flight response - this makes them particularly vulnerable - but at least lighting from one side gives them a chance.  read more »

Petition | Help save Britain’s hedgehogs with ‘hedgehog highways’!

Work is still going on and I'm awaiting an update on hedgehog friendly village.

In the meantime, wondered if you know about the petition at Change.org [https://www.change.org/p/help-save-britain-s-hedgehogs-with-hedgehog-highway]

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Natural England Citation - Loggans Moor

SSSI name: Loggans Moor | Natural England
SSSI name: Loggans Moor View Map
County: Cornwall
Reasons for designating the SSSI:
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Kissing still in season?

They say that if the gorse is in flower - then kissing's in seasonKissing still in season?
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