Our 'annual' hunt to find & record the Hill's smallest inhabitants with Dawn & Rupert Higgins from Wessex Ecological Consultancy. After two years of cancellations due to weather, followed by two years due to the pandemic, we had fingers firmly crossed for 2022.
Instead of wind or rain the weekend brought amber warnings of extreme heat. With our gazebos providing some shade we went ahead with the event; though the heat and an early cancellation of the balloon mass ascent meant we had fewer people than we hoped.
Those that did turn up though enjoyed the afternoon and we found a good range of invertebrates.
Our craft activities in the shade of the willow tree at the entrance from the Field also led to the production of some very colourful dragon flies.
It was an ideal day for solar observing and Bristol Astronomical Society had a good range of interested visitors.
"I brought my twin grandsons over, they loved it! Still talking about ‘bugs’ and ‘seeing the sun’ right up until bedtime."