Eye Spy Nature

Mating hornets

This rare photo of a group of mating hornets was captured in Petersfield earlier in the month by Oliver Young. It shows two males competing to mate with a queen lying between them. Hornets mate in the ...

Read More

Wolves on the Heath

Some of our regular visitors, Bee Wolf Wasps, have been busy again on the Heath. Their small holes in the sandy paths can be seen in many places, but particularly between the Pond and Heath Road. Than ...

Read More

Beewolf wasp

The Beewolf wasp – Philanthus triangulum – is one of the largest (up to 17 mm) and most spectacular solitary wasp species in Britain. It can be distinguished by the unfolded wings and thic ...

Read More

Black swans are back

A recently arrived pair of Black Swans at the Heath pond have so far ruffled no feathers in the 30 strong flock of resident Mute Swans. In fact they look quite at home and attracting a lot of interest ...

Read More

Heath fire

  Sad remains of a toad found recently amongst the regrowth of the burnt ground from this summer’s grass fire on the Heath – a reminder for next year of how careful everyone needs to ...

Read More