Discover the latest news and sightings from the Southrey Wood butterfly reserve below...

You can report your sightings and send your photos from Southrey Wood to John Davison at: @email

If you would like to visit the site or any of our other sites in Lincolnshire, please take a look at our Events. Work party times usually run from 02.00 till 4.00 p.m. However, any time you can give would be welcomed!

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View the Southrey Wood Blog 2019


 

Southrey Wood Blog 2020
 

26th May: Nice sunny day produced a good Butterfly - Marsh Fritillary.

Marsh Fritillary at Southrey (John Davison) 260520 (1)
Marsh Fritillary (John Davison) 260520 (1)

They were recorded here last year but nice to see them reappear.

Marsh Fritillary at Southrey (John Davison) 260520 (2)
Marsh Fritillary (John Davison) 260520 (2)


19th May: Slightly warmer and sunnier than the morning. Orange-tip, Brimstone and Common Blue on the wing as well as the usual Green-veined White.

Green-veined White at Southrey (John Davison) 190520
Green-veined White (John Davison) 190520

Other Fauna.......

Beetle Stenocorus meridianus at Southrey (John Davison) 190520
Beetle Stenocorus meridianus (John Davison) 190520
Moth Copper Underwing larva at Southrey (John Davison) 190520
Moth Copper Underwing larva (John Davison) 190520
Beetle Grammoptera ruficornis at Southrey (John Davison) 190520
Beetle Grammoptera ruficornis (John Davison) 190520
Mottled Umber larva at Southrey (John Davison) 190520
Mottled Umber larva (John Davison) 190520
Sawfly larva Periclista albida at Southrey (John Davison) 190520
Sawfly larva Periclista albida (John Davison) 190520


13th May: Good to be out again.
Slightly warmer than the morning so Green-veined & Small White on the wing, as well as the Orange-tips.

Orange-tip (male) at  Southrey (John Davison) 130520
Orange-tip (male) (John Davison) 130520
Orange-tip (female) at Southrey (John Davison) 130520
Orange-tip (female) (John Davison) 130520


The Early Purple Orchids are starting to go over but Peter counted 115 spikes this year.

Early Purple Orchids at Southrey (John Davison) 130520
Early Purple Orchids (John Davison) 130520


There was a nice Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth flying among the Bugle.

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth at Southrey (John Davison) 130520
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth (John Davison) 130520

Other Fauna............

Azure Damselfly at Southrey (John Davison) 130520
Azure Damselfly (John Davison) 130520
Scorpion Fly at Southrey (John Davison) 130520
Scorpion Fly (John Davison) 130520
Beetle Apoderus coryli at Southrey (John Davison) 130520
Beetle Apoderus coryli (John Davison) 130520
Turnip Sawfly - Athalia rosae at Southrey (John Davison) 130520
Turnip Sawfly - Athalia rosae (John Davison) 130520

23rd February: Wet overnight but thankfully no significant rain as 9 volunteers continued work on this winter's square. This was the last workparty of the year and the summer work will be ad-hoc and yet to be arranged.

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (1)
Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (1)
Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (2)
Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (2)


 

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (3)
Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (3)

 

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (4)
Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (4)

 

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (5)
Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (5)

 

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (6)
Workparty (John Davison) 230220 (6)


12th January: 14 eager volunteers turned out again for the workparty. Struck lucky with the weather with only a few spots of rain.
Struggling again with felling as we are still down to only Steve operating a chainsaw. Hopefully this will improve later but in the meantime  - any qualified operators out there who could lend a hand?

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (1)
Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (1)

 

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (2)
Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (2)

 

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (3)
Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (3)

 

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (4)
Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (4)

 

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (5)
Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (5)

 

Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (6)
Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (6)
Southrey Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (7)
Workparty (John Davison) 120120 (7)