Friday 30 June 2023

Thursday 1st June to Friday 30th June

Rushmoor Community Lottery

We've launched our page on the Rushmoor Community Lottery.

Tickets cost £1 per week - we will receive 50p per ticket (and other local good causes 10p).

You could win up to £25,000!

Scan the QR code below, or click this link to go to our page. Thank you for your support.

Co-Op Local Community Fund

We are delighted to have been chosen to be part of the Co-op Local Community Fund. We're raising money to buy more tools and equipment for our volunteer work parties.

If you are a Co-Op member, please click the link below and choose us as your cause. 1% of everything you spend on selected Co-Op branded goods and services between today and 21st October 2023 will be donated to our cause:

Volunteer Work Parties

Our volunteer work party schedule for the next few months. Please do come and join us if you're free - a great way to spend a morning, helping nature, working with the local community, and having some fun at the same time.

Thursday 1st June

Mark Elsoffer: Emperor Dragonfly - first of the year.

Dina Burford: Black-tailed Skimmer - first of the year.

We had the pleasure of leading a guided walk for 25 people as part of the Farnham Walking Festival this morning.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Farnham Walking Festival

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Grass Snake

(c) Colin Varndell - Azure Damselfly

(c) Wild Cam - Roe Deer

Friday 2nd June

Peter Brown: 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Colin Varndell: Willow Warbler.

(c) Colin Varndell - Little Ringed Plovers

(c) Dina Burford - Bee Orchid

(c) Dina Burford - Nesting Terns & Gulls on Sand Martin Bank Roof

Saturday 3rd June

Richard Horton: 2 Ringed Plover.

Sunday 4th June

(c) Julia Koricheva - Bee Orchid

(c) Jon Hawkins - Damselfly

(c) Jon Hawkins - Damselfly

Monday 5th June

(c) Colin Varndell - Canada Geese Family

(c) Colin Varndell - Mute Swan

Tuesday 6th June

Dina Burford: Little Egret.

(c) George Newton - Goldfinches

Wednesday 7th June

Katie had the pleasure of hosting river dipping and a scavenger hunt for 12 cubs from 14th Frimley this evening.

(c) Katie Hunt - Cub Visit

(c) Clare Dell - Bee Orchids

(c) Colin Varndell - Bullfinch

Thursday 8th June

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Lapwing, Little Egret, Shoveler, 2 Teal, 2 Nuthatch & 6 Cetti's Warbler.

Murray Nurse: 4 Little Ringed Plover.

We were honoured to receive a Rushmoor Volunteer Recognition Award at the Rushmoor Council offices this evening. Lord Len received the award on our behalf from the Mayor of Rushmoor, chaperoned by Councillor Sophie Porter.

(c) Sophie Porter - Lord Len Collecting the Award

(c) John Hunt - Little Ringed Plovers

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Bee Orchids

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Black-tailed Skimmer

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Emperor Dragonfly

(c) Paul Wilkinson - Pyramidal Orchid

Friday 9th June

Colin Varndell: 2 Little Ringed Plover.

We had the great pleasure of hosting 14 A-level Geography students from All Hallows School for a field trip this morning. 

(c) Mark Elsoffer - All Hallows Field Trip

(c) Mark Elsoffer - All Hallows Field Trip

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Banded Demoiselle

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Pyramidal Orchid

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Grass Vetchling

(c) Colin Varndell - Little Ringed Plover

Saturday 10th June

Geth Tillin: 5 Lapwing, Little Egret, Garden Warbler & 2 Cetti's Warbler.

Thanks to Roger and his team of ringers for ringing the six Kestrel chicks this afternoon. All looked in good health and are happy to be back in the box.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Juvenile Kestrel

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Juvenile Kestrel

(c) Paul Bamford - Brown Argus

(c) Gillian Bamford - Emperor

(c) Sarah Jane Womersley - Azure Damselfly

(c) Sarah Jane Womersley - Common Blue Damselfly

Sunday 11th June

Rudy Chodankar: 16 Lapwing & 4 Little Egret.

We had a great time at the Hampton Estate LEAF Open Farm Sunday today, along with 2000 members of the public. We ran a bird ringing demo, showed off last night's moths, and spread the word about Tice's Meadow Nature Reserve.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Open Farm Sunday

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Open Farm Sunday

(c) Jon Hawkins - Open Farm Sunday

(c) Rudy Chodankar - Bullfinch

(c) Rudy Chodankar - Whitethroat

(c) Colin Varndell - Lapwing

Monday 12th June

(c) Colin Varndell - Silt Pond

(c) Conor Macleod - Roe Deer

Tuesday 13th June

Don Lemmon: Black Tern (15th record for site).

Peter Brown: 18 Lapwing.

(c) Jonathan Durham - Juvenile Kestrels

(c) Colin Varndell - Little Egret

(c) John Hunt - Black Tern

Wednesday 14th June

Richard Seargent: Lesser Emperor (first of year).

(c) Jonathan Durham - Juvenile Kestrels

Thursday 15th June

Richard Horton: 3 Little Ringed Plover & Ringed Plover.

Dina Burford: Marbled White (first of year).

(c) Colin Varndell - Fox

(c) Dina Burford - Daisies

(c) Colin Varndell - Stag Beetle

Friday 16th June

Mark Elsoffer: Green SandpiperRinged Plover, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler & Wigeon.

Dina Burford: 2 Little Ringed Plover.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Juvenile Kestrels

(c) Colin Varndell - Greenfinch

(c) Colin Varndell - Mallaards

Saturday 17th June

Richard Horton: Redshank.

Rudy Chodankar: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret, 3 Shoveler & Wigeon.

Alan Lewis: 3 Red-tipped Clearwing.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Black-tailed Skimmer

(c) Colin Varndell - Reed Warbler

Sunday 18th June

Colin Varndell: 2 Little Egret.

(c) Colin Varndell - Bee Orchids

Monday 19th June

Dina Burford: 2 Little Egret.

(c) David Gosnell - Pyramidal Orchid

(c) Dina Burford - Peacock Butterfly Caterpillars

(c) Colin Varndell - Chiffchaff

Tuesday 20th June

Richard Horton: 2 Ringed Plover.

(c) Colin Varndell - Greylag Geese

(c) Wild Cam - Starlings

(c) Colin Varndell - Buzzard

Wednesday 21st June

Peter Brown: 2 Green Sandpiper & 5 Mediterranean Gull.

John Hunt: Lesser Emperor (male).

(c) John Hunt - Emperor

(c) Jonathan Durham - Juvenile Kestrels

(c) Jon Hawkins - Damselfly

(c) Jon Hawkins - Damselfly

Thursday 22nd June

Richard Horton: Green Sandpiper & Ringed Plover.

(c) Dina Burford - Black-tailed Skimmer

Friday 23rd June

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Lesser Emperor - pair ovipositing.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Emperor

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Black-tailed Skimmer

(c) Phil Fiddes - Common Darter

(c) Phil Fiddes - Wren

(c) Murray Nurse - Pyramidal Orchid

(c) Colin Varndell - Marbled White
(c) Dina Burford - Lesser Emperors - pair ovipositing

Saturday 24th June

Mark Elsoffer: Ruddy Darter & Brown Hawker - both first of the year.

We had the pleasure of running an activity session for the Saturday Zone kids at Parkside Aldershot this morning. We built and painted bug hotels, painted nest boxes, and painted wooden nature shapes.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Parkside

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Ruddy Darter

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Four-spotted Chaser

(c) Dina Burford - Painted Pebbles

Sunday 25th June

Colin Varndell: c1500 Starling (roosting in reed bed, new record count).

(c) Colin Varndell - Marbled Whites

(c) Colin Varndell - Starlings

Monday 26th June

Bruce: 7 Mediterranean Gull (adults).

Peter Brown: Common Sandpiper & Ringed Plover.

Paul Bamford: Southern Migrant Hawker (male) - second record for site.

At least four Common Tern chicks have hatched on the old Sand Martin Bank roof.

Tuesday 27th June

Keith & Lindsay Fisher: 2 Coal Tit.

(c) Colin Varndell - Black-tailed Skimmer

(c) Colin Varndell - Common Darter

Wednesday 28th June

John Hunt: 5 Little Ringed Plover.

Peter Brown: 2 Common Sandpiper.

Thursday 29th June

Mark Elsoffer: Small Red-eyed Damselfly - first of the year.

We had the pleasure of leading a guided walk for 12 members of the West Surrey Natural History Society this morning.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - WSNHS Walk

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Common Darter

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Marbled White

(c) Dina Burford - Comma

Friday 30th June

No reports.

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