Axil Rose

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Saturday, 3 December 2011 17:36

I have finished my courses for the year and today was a good one. I enjoy giving Habitat Management for Invertebrates as it's easy to see people's minds open up to new ideas. Whilst describing ecotones and showing the sort of Blackthorn that Brown Hairstreaks are fond of laying their eggs on I tried an experiment. I sent the 10 attendees into the edge of the scrub to look for eggs and without really knowing what they were looking for except for a verbal description from me (and where to look - the axils of the twigs), someone found one within two minutes. Pretty little things under the hand lens but the photo didn't really pick it up.

1 Response to "Axil Rose"

Janneke Says:

That is exactly the way to get people in to conservation. Great!!

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