Saturday, 23 August 2014
Marsh Frits and Cranberry
There seems to be something of a welcome revival with Marsh Frits on the NE side of Tonyrefail, with no less than 38 larval webs counted by Ben Williams and I yesterday. So it sounds like the dozen or so adults seen in June must have either been very busy or we somehow missed the peak activity. Also Cranberry is much in evidence along the sphagnum filled ditches and berries should be fully ripened next month. We're trying to find some way of getting cattle to graze some of the ranker parts to hopefully avoid worst of winter grass fires.