Club-tailed Dragonfly emergence

Club-tailed Dragonfly emergence

Wyre Forest Study Group 26 May, 2023 Club-tailed Dragonfly emergence The Club-tailed Dragonfly emergence period for 2023 is almost over now after two weeks and already it looks like a better year than 2022. The only way to assess how well this dragonfly is doing is to...
Narrow-leaved Helleborine (Cephalanthera longifolia)

Narrow-leaved Helleborine (Cephalanthera longifolia)

Wyre Forest Study Group 23 May, 2023 Narrow-leaved Helleborine (Cephalanthera longifolia) One of our special Forest plants flowers in May and can be surprisingly difficult to see in dappled shade. The Narrow-leaved Helleborine is a botanical treasure that exudes...
Common Cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis)

Common Cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis)

Wyre Forest Study Group 14 May, 2023 Common Cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis) This attractive beetle feeds on small insects and pollen. Eggs are laid under bark of dead trees in which the larvae feed for at least 2 years. These beetles can be found across...
Greater Fork-moss – Dicranum majus

Greater Fork-moss – Dicranum majus

Wyre Forest Study Group 23 April, 2023 Greater Fork-moss (Dicranum majus)   Dicranum majus Greater Fork-moss found growing along Bell Brook valley, Wyre on Sunday 23 April 2023. Dicranum majus plays a significant role in its ecosystem. As a moss, it helps retain...