Reports and Surveys
Richard Landssown, a local bryophyte (moss and liverwort) expert, has just had an article published in the British Bryological Society's journal of field bryology. Click the link below to see the full article, with many thanks to Richard.
Annual bird survey
Every month, Arthur Ball, a local ornithologist, visits Cleeve Common to count numbers of birds along 3 pre-set routes. At the end of the year, he compiles a comprehensive report of his findings. In his introduction to the report for 2015, Arthur comments:
"It has been another rather disappointing year, with the numbers of small birds still appearing to be in decline. After two years of recording no Stonechats on the Common, at least one pair did breed close to the Heather Enclosure this year Odd Ring Ouzels and Wheatears were reported on Spring and Autumn passage."