TARCA NEWS Issue 3: 3rd September 2010
TARCA is a new conservation group spawned from interest in The River Anton Enhancement Scheme – a partnership between Test Valley Borough Council, The Environment Agency, and Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust to improve the river corridor for wildlife and people.
We started this quarter with a new look for our volunteers. Blue Polo-shirts have been printed with the TARCA logo on them, so that people know who we are when we are outand about on sites
Bat & Moth Walk
In July at Walk at Rooksbury Mill Nature Reserve to look for bats and moths was very successful attracting both young and old. In total 52 species of moth came to the traps including Mother Of Pearl & Pebble Hook Tip. For bats Pipistrelle, Brown Long-Eared and Daubenton’s bats were seen.
During August a walk was led by Graeme Davis & Mervyn Grist around Rooksbury Mill Park to see what dragonflies were around. The day was a great success with people seeing Blue-Tailed, Common Blue and Azure Damselflies as well as Souther Hawker and Common Darter Dragonflies. A great sighting was even made of two Elephant Hawk-moth Caterpillars.
TARCA attended the annual TVBC wood-fair in September. The group had an information stand, and also a build you own Bumble Bee Box area. The bee box making was enjoyed by young and old alike and 80 were made and taken away
Become a volunteer:
If you wish to volunteer or want information on the new group please contact 01264 368811 or 07722 267138 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on our facebook page by searching TARCA The Anton River Conservation Association, or new website:http://www.antonriver-conservation.org.uk
Saturday 25th Sept 10am- 2 Woodland Ride Maintenance. Meet at Anton Lakes main car park
Wednesday 27th Oct 7pm onwards. River Anton Enhancement Scheme Anniversary – Talk on Wildlife Photography at 8pm, and information stands