SEWBReC Gwent Biodiversity Blitz Day 2009, Solutia Reserve


The third of our 2009 Biodiversity Blitz Days was held on 27th July at Solutia (ST343846), a Gwent Wildlife Trust Reserve. The event was organised in conjunction with GWT and Newport County Borough Council.  We were lucky to experience a dry day, although it was extremely windy.

Our focus on the day was within the boundary of Bee chafer the reserve and included all meadows and reens.  A total of 243 records were collected during the event, with 140 species being new to our database for the site.  A pretty little surprise on the day was a bee chafer (see photograph), which posed for our cameras! Another great find was that of the shrill carder bee which is a Biodiversity Action Plan species with few records in Gwent.

Thanks to all who came along on the day.