Gwent Biodiversity Blitz Day 2010 - Shirenewton Meadows

 

The second 2010 BioBlitz took place at Shirenewton Meadows on 10th July. Run with the help of the Shirenewton and Mynyddbach Fields Association (SAMFAL), the day was a great success, with even the sun deciding to make a rare appearance! The group of naturalists who attended the day managed to record 126 species (including marbled white (Melanargia galathea) and hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum), 108 of which were new to the SEWBReC database for the area. SAMFAL hope to improve the site for use as a public amenity in a variety of ways, including as an education resource for the local school. This increase in knowledge of the species found at the site will hopefully help greatly with their efforts.

Species list for day

Photographs from the day can be viewed in our Facebook album