Category: Haslingden Grane Nature Site

Haslingden Grane Nature Site 2009-07-10 09:39:00

On Wednesday last, Jack, Charlie and I had a little walk around Troy Quarry and had the following species: Butterflies: Meadow Brown (2) Small Skipper (2Flora: Eyebright, Self Heal, Ragwort, Thyme Leaved Speedwell, Heath Bedstraw, Flowering Water Lilli…

Additions of Moth, Flora & Fungi Species to the Grane List.

I have only just come across some very old records for Haslingden Grane which I was probably given in the 1970s but sadly the Flora & Fungi contributor remains anonymous because I just cannot remember who submitted them, and the Alden Moth list was…

Calf Hey – Mike Valentine’s photos

Today Mike was at Calf Hey and sent in these great photos: Nettle Cluster Cup Fungi (top left) and Common Nettle (far right),Compact Rush (immediately above), Heath Bedstraw (above right) and finally to Large Red Damselfly (right)CLICK HERE to see all …

Troy and Calf Hey

Birds on Calf Hey: Goldcrest, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (Drains side), Canada Geese (6), Mallard with chicks, Greenfinch, (Hartley House Planting), Chaffinch…Butterflies & Moths on Calf Hey: Painted Lady (1), Small Heath (1), Several Green Veine…

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Calf Hey Res and Troy Quarry…

At the Calf Hey car park there where a pair of Blackcap singing, there were 4 Oystercatchers at the top end of the Res.Insects at Calf Hey: Lots of Large White Butterflies, a couple of Painted Ladies Butterflies heading West (the first one appeared at …

Holden Wood Reservoir and Camms

Today me and Charlie Payne had a walk along Holden Wood Reservoir and Camms…At the top end of Holden Wood Reservoir there were two pairs of Sedge Warblers, singing away.. also we noticed in the bay and 3/4 way around a couple of pairs of Reed Buntin…

Golden Plover on Haslingden Moor

Checked out Haslingden and Oswaldtwistle Moor. Had a party of 10 Golden Plover (see photo left) and also found a Golden Plover feather (photo right) at one of their roosting spots. Also had a pair of Red Grouse. A Curlew singing and several pairs of …

Common Sandpiper back at Grane…..

Common Sandpiper have returned to Calf Hey Reservoir today and could be heard calling from within the reservoir margins. There was also a single female Goosander on the reservoir. I counted at least 3 pairs of returning Willow Warblers at their usual…

Willow Warblers are back on Territory at Clough Head

I was at Grane Info Centre yesterday (Sunday)and there were at least 3 pairs of Willow Warblers singing and I think they may have been back on their breeding territory, also there was a Peacock flying past the Clough Head Information Centre. Also yeste…

High Frogspawn yield at Calf Hey Reservoir..

Had a walk around parts of Calf Hey including Lower and Higher Ormerods, some really good lichen finds around the Ormerods (shown to the right) 1: Cladonia type and also the one below which I have not yet identified. Then went up to Long House and bac…