After a year of hard work by the volunteers, clearing areas of the site, and keeping them clear the heather has started to regenerate itself, due to the desturbance of the seed bank, here are a few pictures of some of our new heather seedlings.
A couple of spiders creeping around site, one with a lovely big egg sack to carry around.
This Insect i think is a solider beetle (Rhagonycha fulva).
A recent find on the Hill
He’s a Violet Ground beetle (Carabus violaceus), he has a pretty purply edge to he’s plack body.
Here’s a lovely little creature that i saved today, he was stuck to a sticky bit of litter.
i believe he is a red tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
Another couple of Runcorn Hill Park’s lovely diverse range of fauna.
What a suprise to find these two lovely cormorants sitting on the boating lake at Runcorn Hill Park.
Pictures thanks to Ian Johnson, A Runcorn Hill Park Volunteer.
Spring is in the air and the birds are singing away, today i seen a variety of birds on site but my photgraphic skills are not quick enough to snap a picture of these flitty little creatures.
A 7 spotted ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) one of the most common ladybird’s in Europe.
Currently unidentified fungi on site
A lovely chirpy coal tit (Periparus ater) pecking away at a birch tree.
Gorse (Ulex europaeus) an evergreen shrub that can be seen with small yellow flowers althrough the year, comes into its own between april and may when the whole shrub is covered with yellow flowers, that give of a distingitive coconut fragrance to the air when in large numbers.
Other animals seen on site but picture where unable to be taken of where, wood pigeons, magpies, bullfinches, crows, and Male orange tip butterflies.
September’s Wildlife Findings
A Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) heared all over the hill on warm summer days.
Female garden orb-web spider (Araneus diadematus) with her egg sack, a commonly seen spider during september.
Also while out on site on a lovely sunny day keep your eyes peeled for the birds of prey, a Sparrowhawk was seen chasing another bird on site but they are such fast flyers that a picture unfortunately could not be taken.