Looking back on 2018 you will no doubt have particular highlights from your observations of Roseland wildlife, whether it was spotting a Portuguese man o’ war, an Osprey, a Black Adder, a Spoonbill, a Daubenton’s Bat, a single Chough, a Death’s Head Hawk moth, Cirl Buntings, Atlantic Seals or Dolphins.
Or it may have been something simpler which fills your mind with memories; Frogspawn, Snowdrops, Primroses, or Orchids, wind-blown trees, stormy seas, or the peace or grandeur of a favourite view and an unforgettable sky, the dawn chorus or the return of Swallows.
Please share your observations through our Facebook page, or ERCCIS, and contribute to the growing number of wildlife records for our wonderful environment. All of these add value to our lives here and who knows what sights and sounds we will see as we look forward to 2019.
Looking forward to 2019, projects on establishing wildflower areas, monitoring wildlife and flowers in our hedgerows, assessing wildlife habitats, and developing a book of local Nature walks continue. We will be participating in the RSPB garden watch bird count, the BTO Tawny Owl calling, and a Barn Owl Boost survey undertaken to assess their increasing status. If you wish to help please contact us.
Upcoming Wild Roseland Walks and Talks – dates for your diary
Note that all events are free but a small donation of £3 would be welcomed.
January 26th – Mosses and Liverworts
Saturday, 26th January, at 10.00am, weather permitting, there will be an outdoor meeting in Veryan Churchyard, looking at Mosses and Liverworts, led by and with the kind permission of Philip Greenhalgh. Numbers will be limited to 25, to book a place please email email@example.com or ring 01872 501429.
14th February – Improving your Photography: of Landscape, Wildlife and Seascape
Thursday, 14th February in the Memorial Hall, St Mawes, there will be an evening on Improving your Photography: of Landscape, Wildlife and Seascape, presented by David Chapman, renowned local photographer and author.
March – Mammals of Cornwall
In March there will be an evening on the Mammals of Cornwall, presented by Dave Groves, Chair and co-ordinator of the new SW Coastal Otter project in which we will be taking part.
March – Shore Search Techniques Session
We are delighted to have a new Marine Group within Wild Roseland which will start with a shore search techniques session, led by Matt Slater, Marine Conservation Office with CWT. Date and time to be confirmed.
April – Barn Owl Boost survey
In April there will be an evening on our Barn Owl Boost survey. We are extremely fortunate to have as our speaker David Ramsden, OBE. founder and Chair of the Barn Owl Trust who is a national authority on the species.
April 27th – 28th – Photographic Exhibition
There will be another Photographic Exhibition, sponsored by the Roseland Festival. Further information will be published on the Roseland Festival website soon.
Article by David Hall. Images by Carol Hughes and Linda Mulvin.
Edited by Tara Robinson.
Wild Roseland is a group of volunteers who care passionately about looking after the nature and landscape of the Roseland peninsula in south Cornwall. Through a number of initiatives and projects, the aim is to inspire and enhance the conservation of this special place for all.
References and links
Wild Roseland – http://www.wildroseland.org/
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