Campus Wildlife | July 2018

This time the exciting news is not about birds: those of a nervous disposition may wish to skip this section. Gilly King kindly allowed me to photograph the Cave Spiders breeding in our Ice House.  We have discovered that they are of the rarer species (officially ‘Nationally Scarce Notable B’) Meta bourneti. They’re unlikely to trouble…

Campus Wildlife | June 2018

The hot news at the end of May was the hatching of the long awaited cygnets on the 25th. Since then there have been more dramatic developments: as I write, the cygnets are in peril on Grove House lawn. I was lucky enough to be there at 7:30am just after the second had hatched. The…

Campus Wildlife | May 2018

On the morning of 5 September I saw, for the first time, two sparrowhawks over my garden as I was leaving for work. Seven minutes later, I received a text from a friend who I’d envied since she became Science Education Technician at the University of Roehampton to say she was moving on, did I…