Tyler Hill Meadow: surveys conducted 2013.
5 surveys conducted in 2013. Flowers recorded monthly (twice in May as the season was so slow in starting). Earliest in early May recorded 5 flowers blooming in the meadow and 13 on the wood [Total 18]. By the end of May there were 17 in the meadow and 18 in the wood [Total 35]. The best month was June with 30 in the meadow, 16 in the wood [Total 46]. July provided 21 in the meadow, 17 in the wood [Total 38]. August had 12 in the meadow, 5 in the wood [Total 18]. September 11 in the meadow; just 5 in the wood [Total 16]. Overall fewer flowers were recorded than in 2012.
Late spring but good weather when trees in blossom resulting in bumper harvest of acorns, hazel nuts etc.
Good year for: Dandelions, fruit, nuts, fungi. 5 orchids (2 new ones in different area).
1st record: Fox & Cubs.
8th May: 3 orange Tip. Cool spring – not much Ladies Smock.
28th May: 1 orange tip; 2 whites; 1 common blue.
28th July: 1 common blue; several gatekeepers; 5 ringlets; 3 small skippers;
several large whites; 1 green-veined white; lots of meadow browns;
2 small copper.
25th August: several common blue; 3+ gatekeeper; many meadow browns;
2nd September: 7+ speckled wood; many white; many meadow brown.
Orange Tip: May; (3).
Common Blue: May-August; several (1-5).
Whites: late May-September; several 1-5+).
Green-veined White: on 1 occasion in July; (1).
Meadow Brown: July-September; many (5-10+)
Gatekeepers: July-August; several (3+).
Ringlets: July; (5).
Small Skippers: July (3).
Small Copper: July (2).
Speckled Wood: September; several (5+)
Brown Argus: 1 recorded by Ted Spice 26th August.
Southern Hawker: September: many. 1st time since 2006.
Slowworms: 2 (8/5/13); 1 (28/5/13); 1 (23/06/13); 3 (28/07/13).