The Curse of the Horse-Chestnut Leaf Miner

These are horse chestnut leaves. As you can clearly see they have been invaded by something that is making them go brown. In fact, it is caused by the actions of the Horse-chestnut leaf miner moth larvae (Cameraria ohridella). Each female moth lays between 20 and 40 eggs singly on the upper surface of leaves, Read more about The Curse of the Horse-Chestnut Leaf Miner[…]

Last night’s bat walk at Stoke Park

What an incredible evening! We had a fantastic turnout of 20 guests, great to see youngsters coming along.  We took our Bat detectors with us and as we entered the woods they soon came to life with the click click click of Britain’s smallest species the Pipistrelle. I have not seen so many at the Read more about Last night’s bat walk at Stoke Park[…]