Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Some wildlife action on the course (and in the clubhouse!)

Just a few photos of wildlife seen on the course.  There have been more sightings of Adders this summer, probably due to the very hot and dry spell of weather we had.

Adder (female)

Adder (male) 
This one had entered the pro shop and had to be moved to a more suitable habitat

Barn owl at one of the nest boxes

Common Blue

Common Blue Damselfly

Ruddy Darter


Small Copper
Yellowhammer feeding on the seed in divot mix on a tee.

As usual we have sheep grazing on the stewardship fields

Summer wild flowers

A selection of wild flowers that could be seen on the course this summer.  As well as providing a splash of colour these native flowers provide an excellent nectar source for insects.  The wispy rough grassland that provides the best golfing rough is also best for wildlife diversity.