A Kinson website devoted to old Kinson and modern Kinson
Kinson Review of 2012
Enjoying local history through Communigate
Old Maps of Kinson and the surrounding district
Unusual sunsets in Kinson
Kinson Astronomy Photo diary
Kinson Wild Flowers Botany & Blooms picture diary
Kinson Common Wild Orchids
Mr. Archibald Hedge Hog`s column
Looking around the historic Kinson Church
About this website
Kinson Common, Local Nature Reserve, SSSI, SACs site
Kinson & Kinson Common, 1066 to modern times
Kinson Local Astronomy monthly
Poems about Kinson
History of Kinson in Dorset
Natural history files for Kinson, Longham, Millhams, Turbary
A Naturalist`s Millennium & Kinson Nature Diaries
Kinson Heritage buildings
Kinson Common Virtual Tour
Glimpses of Old Kinson
Kinson Monthly Nature Diary
Moonfleet mono photo gallery
Moonfleet colour photo gallery
Moonfleet cartoon photo gallery
Insects and Spiders
All named areas of Kinson Common
Kinson Walks 2013
Kinson News 2013
Moonfleet Kinson Wild Birds Photo Gallery
Which of these places do you like to visit in Kinson?
MOONFLEET OF KINSON
|Welcome to the Kinson website which offers excellent free detailed information about Kinson. We are proud to cover many topics including the following:-|
Kinson Common Local Nature Reserve
Kinson Common Virtual Tour
Kinson Common Wild Orchids
Kinson Heritage buildings
Kinson & Kinson Common 1066 to modern times
Kinson Monthly Nature Diary
Kinson Natural History Files
Kinson Old and Modern
If there is a Kinson topic we have not yet covered, please contact us as we are very keen to ensure that this Kinson website is truly devoted to an older and modern Kinson.
One of our stated aims is to be a top Kinson website for the benefit of the Kinson Community whom we are pleased and proud to serve.
(To 5th December 2013: 163,588 combined hits for all web pages featured on our Kinson website.)
|Our successful local venture started in 2003 and we have been connected with the Kinson area for over 39 years.|
As a community-based organisation we are recognised by Bournemouth Council, local groups and other organisations.
Our continued aim is to inform and to stimulate interest in Kinson and the surrounding area. We also enjoy researching local history and natural history , sharing our knowledge with others of all age groups. Activities involving the local community will continue in 2013.
As well as continually updating our website with information about an older and more modern Kinson, we also devote time to undertaking occasional walks and astronomy evenings. The latter activity is subject to the weather.
Occasionally, we are asked to undertake illustrated talks for local groups, guilds and societies.
Our website contains over 30 sections and we cover many topics which we have tried to make as wide-ranging and interesting as possible.
We know that many of you have greatly enjoyed looking at the Moonfleet galleries and especially those dealing with Isaac Gulliver and Kinson smugglers.
During 2013, we intend to do our very best to maintain your interest throughout the year.
Thank you for taking the time to view our website today.
The Kinson Common Local Nature Reserve
|If you are looking for a complete A-Z on the Kinson Common, this section is definitely for you.|
It also includes Kinson photographs, Kinson maps old and modern, also Kinson Common historical research, relating to the 1700`s and 1800`s and up to the present time. In the recent past we have also researched the history of the Kinson Common side-stream.
Our Kinson Common checklists are set out in an easy to follow manner. Our Wild flower/ Botanical list is also set out in family order and totals 406 entries. Updated 31st March 2013.
Using a star rating system to determine locally common or scarce botanical records for the Common, there are at least 32+ which rate as one star and 10 + which are rated as two stars. There are no real rarities which would qualify for a three star rating.
In one of our most comprehensive and detailed sections within our website, we take you on a journey and retrace the story of human involvement with this unique area of Kinson which began as a community almost half a million years ago and which still florishes today.
We journey through the Ages of Stone, Bronze and Iron which have all provided evidence of Kinson`s rich archaeological heritage and it was the Saxons who eventually set down the essential roots and founded a village which still lives on in the hearts and minds of a great many people who live in Kinson today.
As you will see, many other Ages are also covered, even the recent and the present
Having visited this site and been associated with this area for over 30 years, we would be pleased to try and answer any natural history or local history questions you may have.
Our "All named areas of Kinson Common" section also contains useful natural history information about the Common.
OUR WINTER VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE KINSON COMMON IS INTENDED AS A GENERAL GUIDE, TO SHOW WHAT CAN BE OBSERVED ON THIS IMPORTANT LOCAL NATURE RESERVE.
|If you are interested in viewing the night sky on an occasional basis, please contact our website.|
In the Frame!
|A Redwing in Winter. |
A Spectacular Sunset
|Kinson Sunset in Winter.|
Just like the ever changing Sun, the Moonfleet web pages are being continually updated to cover topical interests.
More photographs are featured in our Unusual sunsets in Kinson section of our website.
|These are a few examples of the spiders we have photographed locally.|
Moonfleet of Kinson butterflies
|Many interesting local species are featured in our Butterflies section.|
We love to photograph them and, although sometimes very challenging to do so, patience is always well rewarded.
Kinson Walks - Winter 2013-2014
|With over 30 years of local knowledge and experience, we are continuing to offer Kinson walks to both public and private organisations. If you carry your own public liability insurance, we would be pleased to hear from you. |
|A Winter morning in Pelhams Park, Kinson.|
This section plots the four seasons of the year.We hope that you will enjoy looking at the photographs, and will consider sending us your own photos, as we would be pleased to display them on this website.
Cattle grazing on Kinson Common in 2013
|Our featured photograph was taken on 1st December 2013 and cattle were grazing at Poole Lane Heights.|
Changes took place on site from February 2009 and the grazing regime was extended to the north, the sensitive heartland of the Common`s wild orchids. In 2010, cattle also grazed in Central Bog, Dragonfly Hollow, Gover`s Glade, Poole Lane Heights, Poole Lane Meadows and Two Barrow Heath. Shetland cattle left the Common on the 8th December 2011.
200 years ago, present day Kinson Common would have been known as Howe Farm with the tenants living at the Dolphin Inn now known as Gulliver`s Tavern. Latest researches also reveal interesting information about those far off days.
Animal values then (of those connected with the Kinson Common) were as follows: cow £3, heifer £3.50, sow £2.20, small pig £1 and sheep 37.5p each. Horses (mares) used around Howe Farm were valued (depending upon age) at between £7-£8. Colts were valued at c£2.63 and probably an old horse, as low as £1!
Some of the more recent and earlier changes over a long time period reduced the acreage of what was Howe Farm from over 100 acres to around the present day acreage of 40, a 60% reduction overall from when it was originally an economically sustainable arable farming unit.
Over 200 years ago, home grown and stored commodities were worth as follows: barley £15, hay £5, oats £4.20, peas £2 and wheat £14. Barley stored in a granary was valued at £11.25. The figures quoted form part of a property and contents inventory worth over £500 and excludes land values associated with the acreage of the Kinson Common which was owned by and rented from the Canford Estate at £60 per annum.
Comprehensive and updated records of the Kinson Common are also featured in our Natural History files section and you are welcome to download this information too for your own personal enjoyment.
ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE MOONFLEET OF KINSON WEBSITE CAN BE COPIED FOR PERSONAL ENJOYMENT. IF YOU INTEND TO PUBLISH ANY INFORMATION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE SOURCE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
MOONFLEET OF KINSON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF EXTERNAL WEBSITES.
Our Insects & Spiders section
|These are a few of the many to be found in Kinson and other areas locally.|
When ever we go on local walks we always carry our camera with us.
Larger photographs are featured in our Insects and Spiders section.
The Longham waterworks
|Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink.|
Mr. Jack Hargreaves
|Many still remember the days when Jack was a visitor to the Waterworks, filming his Out of Town programmes.|
Kinson Wild Flowers Botany & Blooms picture diary
|Pyramidal Orchid on Kinson Common in July 1984.|
Since 1988, and up to 2013, we have counted over 26,921 orchids on the Kinson Common. Heath Spotted orchids represent 59.71%, Southern Marsh 33.20% and Early Marsh 7.09%.
If we laid every orchid end-to-end, they would cover a distance of 3.39 miles. The 2013 orchid count would extend over 458 metres.
At present, around 85% are within access to the public with the remaining 15% located in more difficult terrain such as bogland.
In 2013, Heath Spotted orchids accounted for over 71.56%, Southern Marsh 21.91% and Early Marsh 6.53% of the overall number of orchids existing on the Kinson Common.
Our Kinson Wild Flowers Botany & Blooms picture diary features detailed information about many of the species we have photographed.
THIS SECTION AND THE KINSON COMMON WILD ORCHIDS PAGES WERE UPDATED ON 15TH JULY 2013.
December Photo feature: Col, Godfrey Russell Pictorial Window
|This month we feature one of a series of beautiful Victorian windows erected by Ada Augusta Russell, wife of Col. Russell, on restoration of St. Andrew`s church in Kinson 1895.|
We are very fortunate also to have so many other records, features and buildings in the Kinson village area to remind us of our rich heritage locally.
Each month we intend to display more photographs of the areas covered by Moonfleet of Kinson. We look forward to featuring more of them in 2014.
St. Andrew`s Church in Kinson
|We have recently updated our Looking around the historic Kinson Church section of our website. This section now includes details of the faculty to restore the church in 1894 and its re-opening in Kinson in 1895.|
Our photograph features two phases in the long and interesting history of St Andrew`s, in Millhams Road, Kinson.
The Dorset Stour
|A view from Longham bridge in Winter.|
A sidestream by Longham bridge
|A Winter scene by the Ringwood Road at Longham.|
|This is a drawing of an older Kinson when Isaac Gulliver owned and lived in the Wimborne Road property numbered 168.|
Included also, are many field names and the site of the Dolphin Public house, known now as Gulliver`s Tavern.
We have already drawn many local areas and you are welcome to download and enjoy them.
|Our section about Kinson smugglers was recently updated and two more maps were added.|
This is the tombstone of Robert Trotman, a smuggler who died on the 24th March, 1765 and was buried in the north side of St. Andrew`s churchyard in Kinson.
As late as 1868, it was said, " the inhabitants of Kinson were, till within the last thirty years, famous as smugglers. The top of the church tower and the inside of a large old altar tomb opposite the south door, were favourite places for hiding contraband goods."
Back in the olden days
|A gentleman enjoys a rest while out on a bike ride near Kinson Road, East Howe, Bournemouth. Some of the area in the background later became a part of the Kinson Common.|
|Updated photographs of Kinson and the surrounding area now featured in this section of our website.|
The featured photograph is of the ancient Kitcher`s Mead by Millhams bridge in Kinson.
|The small area of land at the bottom left of our map is marked "Millhams" (originally Mill Hams).|
With the passing of time (at least two centures), this name has been applied to the whole of the area surrounding it.
Meet Mr. Woody
|He`s just popped in to collect his December 2013 starmap and to look at our latest Kinson Local Astronomy Monthly page.|
Kinson Review of 2012
|We have devoted a special section to what was another memorable year for us. |
Modern Millhams Mead
|We continue to enjoy exploring Millhams Mead in 2013.|
Down in the paddock
|A wild rabbit enjoys some Winter sunshine at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth. |
Spindlewood bridge near Cudnell woods
|One of our favourite local scenes in Winter.|
The Millhams Splash
|This local scene was painted before the 1900`s. Long before a German Kaiser became stuck here and a brick bridge was built.|
Millhams stream appears to have been shallower then and there was also a small wooden crossing in the same area.
Cuckoo Woods in central Kinson
|This area supports a wealth of flora and fauna and is well worth visiting during the Winter.|
A recently constructed footpath leads from Brook Road to the woods.
|He`s one of the characters of Cuckoo Woods.|
In the heart of Kinson village
|This is a scene dating to the 1950`s. We do receive many requests to publish more Old Kinson photos and we hope to do so in 2013.|
Kinson School 1874
|This is a glimpse of the time when the original school stood on the ground which eventually became the Kinson Village Green. Mr Samuel Garland photographed with pupils resigned the mastership on 3rd September 1879.|
Holt Lodge - home of Charles Bennett, Olympic Champion of 1900
|Long demolished, this property once fronting the Wimborne Road in central Kinson, was the home of Charles Bennett, Olympic champion.|
The second Olympic Games of the modern era took place in Paris in 1900.
Events in which Charles Bennett successfully competed include:
1. Charles Bennett GBR 4:06.2 (gold)
2. Henri Deloge FRA 4:06.6
3. John Bray USA 4:07.2
1. John Rimmer GBR 12:58.4
2. Charles Bennett GBR 12:58.6 (silver)
3. Sydney Robinson GBR 12:58.8
1. Great Britain (gold)
Charles was a sidesman at St. Andrew`s church for many years.
Ladies Home Mission Union: In 1940, Mrs. C. Bennett resigned the position of Secretary after a period of 20 year`s service. She was presented by members with a picture as well as a gift of money towards some further purchase.
Charles was buried in St. Andrew`s churchyard (Elev 17m, SZ06731 BNG 96876) and the photograph was given to us by a family member. (Inset added by us.)
Inscriptions in the Kinson churchyard read: In loving memory of Charles Bennett who died 13th Dec 1948 aged 78 years. Also of his beloved wife Sarah Lena who died 13th Feb 1950 aged 75 years. "Until the Day Break."
The busy Wimborne Road in central Kinson
|An early 20th century view. Kinson Cottage or House where Isaac Gulliver lived in 1815 is shown on the right. The wall on the left belonged to Eglington House. |
In the distance is a glimpse of Holt Lodge, where
Olympic champion Charles Bennett once lived.
And of course, there is only one car to be seen. How times have changed!
Kinson Monthly Nature Diary
|Monthly Nature Diary for Kinson 2013|
We regularly update this section of our website and you are welcome to download this information.
Areas including Longham and Millhams are also featured on a monthly basis.
We have also added Kinson wild bird recordings dating from the 1st January 2013 to 8th December 2013.
Interesting wildlife and natural history sightings in December:
Pale butterwort plants in good condition, of varying sizes, found in Central Bog, Kinson Common (1st).
Cattle (3) grazing together at Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (1st).
Red Campion in flower in a sheltered corner of Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (1st).
Flock of 12+ Redwings present in Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (1st am).
Bee orchids plants in a wide range of sizes, continue to emerge in north Bournemouth (1st).
Dogwood still in partial flower in central Kinson (2nd).
Tawny owl activity over central Kinson (3rd late eve).
Hard fern in good condition on a stream bank at Great Oaks, Kinson Common (4th).
Group of crows and a small number of mallards observed flying over Pelhams towards Millhams Mead (5th am).
Goldfinches visiting a garden close to Kinson School (5th am).
Tawny owl activity around Cuckoo woods, Kinson (6th eve).
Dead fox found a grass verge at the Great Oaks entrance to Kinson Common (7th).
2 Teal (f) present at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (8th am).
Cattle resting under scrub oak at Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (8th pm).
Down at the riverside
| A Black-headed Gull in Winter plumage, downstream of Longham bridge, Dorset. |
|We named her Rosy and we enjoyed seeing her occasionally on our local walks in Kinson.|
|There is a haunting quality about them,especially when they emerge through the mist while hunting over meadowland near water.|
|This ancient woodland, in the background of our photograph, is specifically mentioned by name in a legal agreement between Richard Barns and Sir Thomas Webb of Great Canford, dated the 5th March, 1754.|
Kestrel in Kinson
|Our commonest local falcon is also present at Longham, Millhams Mead and the Kinson Common.|
|A very special little friend of ours who enjoys her daily walks around Kinson.|
|This section, we know, has created much interest in the past year or so. We will do our very best in 2013 to ensure that this interest continues.|
We leave it to the historians among you to decide which Gulliver we feature in our photograph.
|The smallest breeding bird in Kinson which sometimes visits local gardens in Winter. Occasionally observed on the Kinson Common and Millhams Mead Local Nature Reserves. |
Bullfinch in Kinson
|One of our favourite residents in Winter. |
Looking for Roe deer in December 2013
|Although very secretive, this species is well distributed in the Kinson area. |
Deer were recorded locally during November 2013.
We feature a Kinson roe deer in a local wood during Winter.
Pale Butterworts in Kinson
|2013 proved to be another excellent year for recording Pale butterworts on the Kinson Common. |
Not so long ago, they had a known range of 48.4 metres in an important bogland which retains moisture. As far back as 2006, during a drought, they were extremely scarce.
Photographed on the 1st December 2013, we feature one of a thriving group , in a location first discovered in 2010.
|A familiar daily sight in all corners of Kinson in Winter.|
Moonfleet Kinson Wild Birds Photo Gallery
|Our Moonfleet of Kinson Ornithology project continues during the Winter of 2013-2014.|
Our main focus will be to record as many species of wild birds which reside in or visit the Kinson area and to feature them on our website.
We hope that the featured photographs within our Moonfleet Wild Birds Photo Gallery will stimulate interest and encourage you and many others to delve deeper into this fascinating branch of nature.
From time to time we will also be updating species information and images displayed. (Updated: 5th December 2013.)
New species will be added, as and when photographed.
Just as our subjects roam free, giving us many hours of enjoyment, please download the featured photographs on the same basis and enjoy them yourselves.
House sparrow in Kinson
|Resident throughout Kinson and lives in small colonies close to buildings. Visits gardens, hedgerows, open spaces such as Kinson Common and is a daily visitor to the car park area behind the Kinson Hub and nests within this building. Good numbers can sometimes be observed in the hedgerow between Fryer`s Close and the busy Kinson Road. |
|Autumn/ Winter visitor to the Kinson area. Always a delight to observe at Pepin`s Pond on the Kinson Common and on/ near the Dorset Stour, especially at Longham. |
Enjoying the Kinson sunshine
|A fox resting in the undergrowth of Poole Lane Sallows, Kinson Common. |
Fly Agaric in Kinson
|The best known Kinson fungus, occuring close to birch trees, especially near the Kinson heathland. Very poisonous and should not be touched. |
Kinson Common Heath Spotted Orchids Survey 2013
|HEATH SPOTTED ORCHIDS|
This species represented 71.56% of all orchid species found on site. 96.43% appeared in the lower valley and 3.57% were found in small groupings in the upper valley.
7 very tiny emerging plants, well protected by leaf litter, were found in Gover`s Glade during the morning of 1st January 2013. Further checks were made during February and throughout March when orchids of a multitude of sizes were found in the lower valley.
On 7th April, both sides of the bogland were checked and due to waterlogging, no emerging plants were found.
On 14th April, 189 plants were gps recorded in the lower valley.
The first 10 plants were found in both regions of the bogland on 21st April. Those found further south were larger.
On 30th April, plants in the bogland were 40mm to 45mm+ tall and those in the lower valley varied from 16mm to 60mm+ tall.
On 7th May, plants progressing well in some parts of the lower valley. Progress slower in the bogland especially in the south where some areas remained waterlogged.
On 16th May, orchids very noticeable in the lower valley and perhaps too exposed in one location. Some positive signs of this species were noted in one area of Central Bog.
The orchids in Dragonfly Hollow were counted on the 27th May and those in Gover`s Glade on the 31st May. Other checks were made to ensure accuracy.
The "Glade" count of flowerings and non-flowering plants equated to over 85% of this species found on the Common and was the 3rd highest annual count.
What we can say is that tiny Gover`s Glade remains the flagship of the Common, a situation unlikely to change for some time to come.
Over a two-decade+ period, heath spotted orchids represented 59.71% of all orchids counted on the Common and 7,100 more than the southern marsh orchids which also dynamically began colonising a new location during the 1980`s.
In the same time period, all heath spotted orchids monitored throughout the site outnumbered the early marsh orchids by over 8 to 1 and southern marsh orchids by almost 2 to 1.
In 2013, using as much data as could be obtained, heath spotted orchids outnumbered early marsh orchids by almost 11 to 1 and southern marsh orchids by over 3 to 1.
On 19th June, height samples of flowering specimens were taken. In Gover`s Glade: flowerings from 40mm to 420mm tall. In Dragonfly Hollow: flowerings, mainly hybrids, from 150mm to 690mmmm tall. In Central Bog southside: flowerings from 85mm to 330mm tall.In Central Bog northside: flowerings from 140mm to 350mm tall.
Pure white forms found in 2013 represented 0.22% of all plants of this species surveyed and 0.54% of all colour variations flowering on Kinson Common.
Kinson Common Early Marsh Orchids Survey 2013
|EARLY MARSH ORCHIDS|
This species, whose main stand is on relatively small areas of the remaining ancient Redgate & Long Moors of the past, represented 6.53% of all orchids found on site in 2013.
On 18th April, 9 emerging orchids were gps recorded in Central Bog in drier areas above the still raised water table in the bogland. Sizes ranged from 5mm to 10mm+.
On 30th April, more emerging orchids were recorded, ranging in heights from 20mm to 40+mm tall,in Central Bog.
On 7th May, 15+ were gps recorded around some tussocks. Some emerging plants still very tiny. Several slightly larger specimens found with very minute developing flower heads. Main Colony, although still waterlogged in its central region, appeared fine.
On 23rd May, annual survey of this species in the bogland.
On 2nd June,58+ early marsh orchids flowering in Central Bog southside.
On 19th June, height samples of flowering specimens were taken. These ranged from 85mm to c330mm tall.
This species represented almost 69% of all orchid species counted in the upper valley in 2013.
Over a two decade+ period this species represented just over 7% of all orchids counted on Kinson Common.
Kinson Common Southern Marsh Orchids Survey 2013
|SOUTHERN MARSH ORCHIDS|
This species represented 21.91% of all orchids found on site in 2013. 98.15% flowered in the lower valley and 1.85% in the bogland in scattered groupings.
On 2nd February, a small group of 4 emerging orchids were found growing together just above the raised water table in Dragonfly Hollow.
On 31st March, orchids continued to slowly develop in the lower valley which was very waterlogged and heavy underfoot. No signs of this species in other regions of the Common.
On 18th April, Poole Lane Meadows remained boggy and no emerging orchids were found.
On 26th April, 143 orchids were gps recorded in the southern region of Dragonfly Hollow. 1 emerging specimen was also found in Central Bog south-side.
On 30th April, emerging orchids in Dragonfly Hollow between 30mm to 63+mm tall.
On 7th May, Dragonfly Hollow showing signs of improvement brought about by the recent weather.
On 16th May, orchids making good progress in the lower valley and a small number beginning to emerge in Central Bog.
On 27th May, orchids surveyed in Dragonfly Hollow.
On 2nd June, 1 orchid in flower in Dragonfly Hollow.
On 7th June, evidence found of orchids in Central Bog south-side was very poor.
On 7th June, 2 small flowering specimens were found approximately 60+ metres apart on Poole Lane Meadows.
On 19th June, height samples of flowering specimens were taken. In Dragonfly Hollow flowerings from 260mm to 775mm tall. In Poole Lane Meadows, one flowering to 220mm tall. In Central Bog, flowerings ranged from 340mm to 630mm tall.
Over a two decade+ period this species represented over 33% of all orchids counted on the Common.
Looking for Butterflies in December 2013
|We feature a Red Admiral on a Kinson boardwalk. This species can occasionally be observed locally during sunny spells this month.
We are looking forward to being out-and-about striving to record over 24 Kinson butterfly species in 2014.
|Visits Kinson gardens during Winter.|
Pyramidal Orchid in north Bournemouth 2012
|Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis). |
Species first recorded in the Summer of 2008. Although we managed to find and photograph an emerging Pyramidal orchid in the Kinson region on 5th May 2009, this did not reach the flowering stage. 2 plants were found in 2010, these also did not progress to the flowering stage. Despite checking regularly, we found no plants of this species in 2011. We were very pleased to have discovered this one in 2012.
Photographed locally in north Bournemouth on the 13th July 2012.
Bee Orchid recording from Autumn 2012 to Summer 2013
|Bee Orchid recordings in north Bournemouth|
From October 7th 2012 to 11th July 2013
All October and November 2012 = 42 emerging plants.
All October 2012 to early Jan 2013 = 142 emerging plants.
All Bee orchids fully covered by a layering of snow on the 18th January 2013.
Late January and All February 2013 = 145 emerging plants. (Running total = 329.)
329 emerging plants recorded from October 2012 to 18th February 2013. 78 remained.
331 emerging plants recorded from October 2012 to 2nd March 2013.
338 emerging plants recorded from October 2012 to 2nd April 2013. 71+ remained (included new finds).
343 emerging plants recorded from October 2012 to 5th April 2013. 78 remained.
352 emerging plants recorded from October 2012 to 16th April 2013. 75+ remained.
360 emerging plants recorded from October 2012 to 1st May 2013. 65+ remained.
37 emerging plants remained on 19th May 2013 0f 360 recorded.
27 emerging plants remained on 1st June 2013 of 360 recorded. Some areas still to be checked.
21+ Bee orchids remaining in north Bournemouth on 9th June 2013.
At least 29 Bee orchids at the flowering stage in north Bournemouth on 17th June 2013.
Extensive checks were made on the 24th and 25th June. The results are 97 flowerings from 360 recordings made from autumn 2012 to summer 2013.
50+ Bee orchids continuing to flower in north Bournemouth (4th).
10 plants remaining, including 3 still flowering in north Bournemouth, 10th July 2013
Our featured photograph was taken on the 10th July 2013.
Greenfinch in Kinson
|All species of finches bred very successfully in Kinson in 2013. |
Angle shades moth in Kinson
|A very common species which can be observed in Autumn. |
Winter moths in Kinson
|This common Kinson species can be observed from October to February. Wingless females sit on tree trunks, especially oaks, attracting males soon after dusk each evening. |
Emerging Bee orchids in north Bournemouth
|photographed on 1st December 2013.|
Signs of Springtime to come
|Hazel catkins photographed at Great Oaks, Kinson Common on 15th November 2013.|
|Photographed flowering in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common on 1st December 2013.|
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