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Dry Drayton Nature Notes - September


Here we will build a collection of monthly nature notes for Dry Drayton. At the moment the page has only minimal information - it will build. You will find here information about regular and more unusual sightings of Parish flora and fauna. Please send us your sightings to add to these pages or send your local wildlife queries to us.


Dry Drayton Nature Notes for: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December


John Clare, The Shepherd's Calendar 1827

The butterflye enjoys his hour
And flirts unchased from flower to flower
And humming bees that morning calls
From out the low huts mortar walls


Leaves on the trees are starting to change colour this month as Autumn develops.

Insects and Spiders

Butterflies to be seen this month include: Small White, Green Veined White, Clouded Yellow, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, The Wall, Meadow Brown, Small Heath, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Small Copper, Gatekeeper,

Amphibians and Reptiles Grass snakes seen in gardens in the village this month.

Blackbird, Robin, Songthrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Starling, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Wood Pigeon, Crow, Rook, Magpie, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant, Red legged partridge, are all to be seen.


Unusual Dry Drayton sightings published by the Cambridgeshire Bird Club

27/9/08 - 8 Common Buzzards and 1 Honey Buzzard drifting high, South towards Madingley (Rowena Baxter)

19/9/08 - 2 Buzzards over Dry Drayton 13.30 (Ken and Maggie Hook)


In September 2004 a Wryneck was seen in the village in Oakington Road - presumably passing through to the South. (Dr and Mrs Alford)


Muntjac deer can often be seen on the road verge between Madingley and Dry Drayton. Foxes are more often smelt than seen. Badgers are here, but a rarer sight. Squirrels and Rabbits are much in evidence. A small number of black mutations of the grey squirrel can be seen in the village.


Dry Drayton Nature Notes for: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December


Species Lists for Dry Drayton: Flowering plants and ferns | Fungi | Insects and spiders | Amphibians and reptiles | Birds | Mammals


Nature Notes on: The Dry Drayton Environment and Change | Flora | Insects and spiders | Amphibians and reptiles | Birds | Mammals