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.
The highlights of 2017 include a Great Grey Shrike in March, probably the same bird that had been recorded in recent years because it appears in the same area each Spring and Autumn when on passage. It was seen again in October. He also came across a Barn Owl in Wardens Wood in June.
Good numbers of Ring Ouzels and Wheatears were again sen on Spring and Autumn passage. It has been another warm year., but with two heavy snowfalls in December that resulted in low bird counts.