Monthly Archives: August 2013

THE NAME GAME GONE MAD

Four Marks is a dry parish: Not a single permanent stream or even a winterbourne occurs…yet the recent glut of new developments eager to entice customers to live here, have resorted to some very wishful thinking. We have a large new development called ‘Meadow Brook’ complete with evocative bird names like Lapwing Close and Goldcrest Way for the crowded (wader free) little cul de sacs. The old Windmill Inn is being flattened as I write to be replaced by Riverwood!!

  Given that ‘Riverwood’ will be higher than the highest railway station in Southern England, perhaps the developers know something the rest of us don’t??
I’m off to rename my pond LAKE BLACKBERRY

EVERGESTIS LIMBATA AND GARDEN TIGERS STILL IN MY HAMPSHIRE GARDEN!

My low input gardening obviously a winner!! I moth trapped a fortnight ago for first time this year, and got a single E.limbata and Garden Tiger. Given my hit rate ( I have had Evergestis 4 times in 6 trap nights and similar for Garden Tiger in Four Marks over past few years, both must be doing pretty well!

Newly fledged Blackbird begging in garden as I type (3.8th!!) so much for being safe to flail hedgerows in july!!