For the past ten years, Boston Conservancy have been visiting Happy Valley in January. This year, CREW (Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers) added 32 species of plants to the existing list. 222 species have been identified in this grassland and wetland which are to be proclaimed as a Nature Reserve in the Biodiversity Stewardship Programme. Christeen Grant took the flower and insect pictures. Crystelle Wilson joined us for a spot of birding and shares her photos too. Thank you Gordon and Bronwyn Wicks and John and Jean Campbell of Ivanhoe for the warm welcome.
Crab spider underneath Alephidea natalensis
Alison Lettinger and Isabel Johnson in Happy Valley
African Wattled Lapwing
yellow billed kite
Interested in joining Midlands CREW? email Nikki – firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. Next CREW fieldtrip is to Sitamani in Boston on 15 February. Diarise now Sunday 4 January 2015 when our annual visit to Happy Valley will take place!