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Linford Lakes NR Moth Report for July 2020 - Gordon Redford

LINFORD LAKES NR MOTH REPORT FOR JULY 2020 - GORDON REDFORD

Photos by Gordon Redford. Above: a Crescent moth If someone had asked me on the 31 st July how I thought the past month had been for...

HEN HARRIER DAY ONLINE, 8 AUGUST 2020 - SUE HETHERINGTON

Saturday 8th August was “Hen Harrier Day 7”, an annual event which started in 2014 with “the sodden 570” at the Derwent Dam. It is...

 
 
 

LATEST BBC DISCOVER WILDLIFE MAGAZINE

Peter Meadows has drawn attention to the August wildlife highlights summary in the latest BBC Discover Wildlife magazine which may...

New Dragonfly Species for MK: Lesser Emperor - Harry Appleyard

NEW DRAGONFLY SPECIES FOR MK: LESSER EMPEROR - HARRY APPLEYARD

While inspecting one of the ponds in Tattenhoe yesterday I spotted an Emperor that stood out from the rest nearby. With green eyes...

 
 
 

MAGPIE READY FOR DIGESTING

Our first edition of the new ‘ Magpie Digest ‘ is now available on the website. To minimise costs, it is only being printed and posted...

PLANS FOR THE AUTUMN PROGRAMME

Reluctantly, the Committee has concluded that for the rest of this year the Society's activities will have to be delivered virtually...

 
 
 
Clearwing capers - Andy Harding

CLEARWING CAPERS - ANDY HARDING

Currant Clearwing moths ...no!...but... A few weeks ago I put in an appeal here to see if there were any extensive black or red currant...

JEAN KENT

In May we posted news of the death of Peter Kent, a former Chairman and active member of the Society over many years. For those MKNHS...

 
 
 

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BUG PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MKNHS

A new invertebrate photography competition has been launched. The new annual photography awards will celebrate insects and other invertebrates...

WILDING PLANS - BISON IN KENT AND AN AMBITIOUS PROPOSAL FOR EAST ANGLIA

With the effects of the climate crisis on the environment becoming increasingly clear, there are some interesting plans to re-wild...

 
 
 
Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Moth Report, June 2020 - Gordon Redford

LINFORD LAKES NATURE RESERVE MOTH REPORT, JUNE 2020 - GORDON REDFORD

Main At the beginning of June 2020, the number of species recorded in June at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve stood at 293 accumulated...

Stag-gered! - Matt Andrews

STAG-GERED! - MATT ANDREWS

In late May and then throughout June and into the first few weeks of July, we are privileged to enjoy the emergence and spectacular...

 
 
 
A glowing Covid story

A GLOWING COVID STORY

A friend of mine Michele Pudsey who lives in Newton Blossomville has regularly seen glow worms up along a local country road; this...

NOMINATIONS FOR NBN AWARDS FOR WILDLIFE RECORDING 2020

The National Biodiversity Network Trust is accepting nominations for the NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2020. The National Biodiversity...

 
 
 

A PEREGRINE IN AYLESBURY - SUE HETHERINGTON

On Sunday 21/6/20 afternoon and I very cautiously ventured out from pandemic purdah! I wanted to see what was happening with the County...

Cuckoo ringing at Linford Lakes - June 2020

CUCKOO RINGING AT LINFORD LAKES - JUNE 2020

2020 has been a fabulous year for European Cuckoo in Milton Keynes and Bucks. At the time of writing, the number of calling cuckoos...

 
 
 

THE GEORGE HIGGS WILLEN COLLECTION - POSTSCRIPT FROM FRANCES HIGGS

Sue Hetherington's article in the Magpie April 2020, mentioning her interest in seeing George's moth collection, has prompted me to...

Linford Lakes NR Moth Report, May 2020 - Gordon Redford

LINFORD LAKES NR MOTH REPORT, MAY 2020 - GORDON REDFORD

May 2020 is my tenth year of recording moths at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve. A variety of moth traps have been used over that time...

 
 
 
A moth with stickability: the Buff-tip - Andy Harding

A MOTH WITH STICKABILITY: THE BUFF-TIP - ANDY HARDING

During the fairly recent spell of unseasonably warm weather with clear blue sunny skies every day, a Buff-tip moth was with us for...

Dormice in Little Linford Wood - an update

DORMICE IN LITTLE LINFORD WOOD - AN UPDATE

Joyce Taylor Moore writes: With great perseverance (or, in his own words, being an awkward old ***) John Prince has rediscovered dormice...

 
 
 



Downgraded SQA exams to be withdrawn and new grades issued to pupils

Downgraded SQA exams to be withdrawn and new grades issued to pupils

Deputy First Minister John Swinney today apologised to the 75,000 young people whose estimated mark was reduced by the SQA Read more ...

Manchester United 'eyeing up move for Barcelona flop Ousmane Dembele' as...

Manchester United 'eyeing up move for Barcelona flop Ousmane Dembele' as alternative to Jadon Sancho

Sancho is keen on a move to Old Trafford but United will turn their attention to Barcelona's Dembele should they fail to agree on a deal for the Borussia Dortmund star... Read more ...

Coronavirus: Russia becomes first country to approve COVID-19 vaccine - but...

Coronavirus: Russia becomes first country to approve COVID-19 vaccine - but experts have doubts

Russia has become the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine, Vladimir Putin has announced, amid concerns the process was rushed for political purposes. Read more ...

Police say active investigation into racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has ended

Police say active investigation into racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has ended

Police have said the investigation into the 1993 killing in Eltham, South East London, has reached the stage where all identified lines of enquiry have been completed Read more ...

Charles's birthday photo 'was absolute nightmare because of Harry and William'

Charles's birthday photo 'was absolute nightmare because of Harry and William'

Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Princes William and Harry, George, Charlotte and Louis all joined Prince Charles in the sweet photos, which were released to mark his 70th birthday Read more ...

Our Girl will not return for series five as BBC axes military drama...

Our Girl will not return for series five as BBC axes military drama following Michelle Keegan's exit

Our Girl will not return for series five Our Girl will not return for a fifth series. It was announced today that the military drama has ended with its fourth outing, which... Read more ...

Debenhams to cut 2,500 jobs as high street bloodbath continues

Debenhams to cut 2,500 jobs as high street bloodbath continues

The department store will slash thousands of jobs and close stores in an effort to keep afloat following the impact of the coronavirus crisis on trading Read more ...

Lockdown reimposed in New Zealand after first outbreak in 102 days

Lockdown reimposed in New Zealand after first outbreak in 102 days

Four new cases have been recorded in Auckland Coronavirus has broken out again in New Zealand after 102 days without any new cases. Four members of the same household have... Read more ...

Downgraded exam results for North Lanarkshire pupils to be scrapped

Downgraded exam results for North Lanarkshire pupils to be scrapped

Nearly half of the area's Higher candidates will now be issued with the improved results predicted by their teachers. Read more ...

4 reasons why the stock market has rallied near record highs despite the...

4 reasons why the stock market has rallied near record highs despite the sharpest economic decline since the Great Depression, according to LPL

The stock market is on the verge of hitting record all-time highs, with the S&P 500 trading less than 1% below its intraday high of 3,393 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq 100... Read more ...