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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...

 
 
 



Tributes pour in for 'one in a million' train driver killed in Stonehaven crash

Tributes pour in for 'one in a million' train driver killed in Stonehaven crash

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Kylian Mbappe benched for Pairs Saint-Germain's Champions League clash...

Kylian Mbappe benched for Pairs Saint-Germain's Champions League clash against Atalanta

Kylian Mbappe started on the bench for PSG's clash with Atalanta Kylian Mbappe has started on the bench for Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League quarter-final against... Read more ...

Earthquake of 3.0 magnitude hits English channel near coastline

Earthquake of 3.0 magnitude hits English channel near coastline

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Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's £11.2million new house

Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's £11.2million new house

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially bought their first home together in... Read more ...

Sergio Perez returns for Racing Point at Spanish Grand Prix as Nico...

Sergio Perez returns for Racing Point at Spanish Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg drops out

Sergio Perez is back for Racing Point at the Spanish Grand Prix after testing negative for coronavirus. Read more ...

Mesut Ozil finally explains why he refused pay cut and takes swipe at...

Mesut Ozil finally explains why he refused pay cut and takes swipe at Arsenal board over redundancies

The German says his concerns were validated by the Gunners' recent staff cuts Mesut Ozil says Arsenal bosses ‘rushed' the squad into taking a pay cut and feels his refusal was... Read more ...

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Simon Cowell ‘doing spectacularly' after ‘breaking his back' in horror...

Simon Cowell ‘doing spectacularly' after ‘breaking his back' in horror accident, says Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel claims Simon Cowell is ‘up on his feet' after surgery Simon Cowell is said to be on the mend after injuring his back in a biking accident. The Britain's Got... Read more ...

35% of A-level results downgraded by one grade, figures reveal

35% of A-level results downgraded by one grade, figures reveal

About 35% of A-level results have been downgraded by one grade, new figures have revealed. Read more ...

Harry and Meghan splash out on new $14.7m mansion which boasts 16 bathrooms

Harry and Meghan splash out on new $14.7m mansion which boasts 16 bathrooms

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle secretly moved into a secluded mansion 90 minutes from Los Angeles with the help of Prince Charles and are now neighbours to Oprah Winfrey and... Read more ...