National Insect Week returns in 2020
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Please join us for a wildlife walk around Gedling Country Park
Our target is 15 species of butterflies, including the Ringlet (270 spotted by Mark in 2017 - can we beat that?) On the lower ponds, dragonflies and damselflies. Top reed pond coots, moorhens, reed buntings and warblers.
Bring binoculars, but no dogs please. Slow walking with stops
Please meet at the Friends' blue/green storage container next to the children's play area near the Spring Lane car park.
Please wear sensible boots and clothing and children need to be accompanied by a parent or adult carer.
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.