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Lancing Clump Supplementary



Lancing Clump (TQ 180 065) and meadows (map)
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Lancing Ring and Meadows: 

The wooded clump area covers about 8.4 acres, the large meadow about 19 acres and McIntyres Field a further 9.8 acres. Other large areas including the large steep western bank, the Chalk Pit, Barton's Wood, with various small spinneys and grass outcrops, and the west facing slopes. 

Lancing Ring Measurements


Lancing Ring Wildlife Reports 2006

Lancing Ring Blogspot 2005

10 December 2005
A Stoat, Mustela erminea, ran across the road at the Halewick Lane, Sompting as we waited to enter the Waste Transfer Station (west of Lancing Clump). This predatory mammal was small red/brown with a black tipped tail.

1 December 2005
Dru Brook spotted a Red Admiral Butterfly about midday just north the cemetery (TQ 177 060) below Lancing Clump. "The butterfly was flying up over some hedging at the side of the path through to the area north of the cemetery. It was being blown about a bit as the wind was quite gusty and there was some spattering of rain at the time! Not the weather for a butterfly to be out and about in!"

Adur Butterfly Flight Times
Adur Butterfly & Large Moth List 2005
NATIONAL TREE WEEK 18 November 2004

Venue: Marlipins Museum
              High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Time:12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
Speaker: Jon Stokes (Tree Council

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Adur Leaves and Trees
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If Tree Wardens or Local Authorities are to conserve and improve the community's stock of trees, they need to know as much as possible about its present state. Often the first task Tree Wardens undertake is to collate all the existing recorded information about the trees. Where this information is not available, Tree Wardens have been under- taking surveys to discover as much as possible about the location, species, age and condition of the woodland and the non-woodland trees in their area.

1 November 2005
On Lancing Ring a large cloud looked threatening but passed over and warm sun shone through. Two Red Admiral Butterflies patrolled their territory, one in the lane aproaching the car park, the other flew from the Beech trees at the clump down the slope to the Sloe bushes and back. Into the woods of Beech and Ash trees where several clumps of Shaggy Pholiotas (fungi) were congregated around the base of one Ash tree. Further down the slope small groups of Agaricus mushrooms opened their caps under the canopy.
A gravid female Galeruca tanaceti beetle crawled over the soft muddy margins of Lancing Ring dewpond. In the soft clay of the dewpond bank a group of fungi,  identified as Pholiota gummosa, (confirmed by Jean J Wuilebaut) were seen. (Image
Entoloma sericeum (Photograph by Ray Hamblett) These two mushrooms Entoloma sericeum were found in open grassland near Lancing Ring.

In the short grass area around the Dewpond many small fungi sprouted in the turf, among them a distinctive Waxcap, Hygrocybe quieta (Image). A small red one just emerging may have been the Scarlet Waxcap Hygrocybe coccinea
Beetle Image

Beetle Report and Photograph by Ray Hamblett on the British Beetles Yahoo Group
Beetle Gallery (by Ray Hamblett)
Dewpond Gallery (by Ray Hamblett)
Lancing Fungi 2005
Adur Beetles
Adur Waxcaps

25 October 2005
Nothing much moved except for the Grey Squirrels around the fallen Chestnuts in the tall tree in the south of the spinney to the east of Lancing Manor, and the main trees of Lancing Clump swaying noisily in a Gale Force 7. The call of a Green Woodpecker could be heard above the considerable bustle of the swaying branches. 
Sulphur Tuft, Hypholoma sublateritium Shaggy Pholiotas

Fungi seen were only two frequent species, including a group of Sulphur Tuft, Hypholoma sublateritium, half a dozen clusters of Shaggy Pholiotas, underneath the trees on the Clump, and one mushroom in the meadow. The third mushroom growing amongst the grass was Bolbitius titubans.

Lancing Fungi 2005

One Red Admiral Butterfly settled on a grassy pathway. Two Goldfinches flew amongst the scrub and one large thrush was probably a Mistle Thrush near the muddy dewpond. Half a dozen Common Darter Dragonflies flew over the path down the east side of the main Clump. 
The water in the dewpond was scarcely more than a puddle, a repeat of 2003. 

20 October 2005
In unseasonably warm sunshine at the foot of the western slopes of Lancing Ring I saw a Red Admiral, Painted Lady and a male Clouded Yellow Butterfly. (TQ 178 062)

Adur Butterfly & Large Moth List 2005

12 October 2005
The fungi are starting to show on Lancing Clump, twenty or so Parasols, Macrolepiota procer, almost dinner plate size, were seen in the coarse grass west of the dew pond. In the woods Puffballs were seen on several rotting tree stumps. On the same Ash tree as previous years there were a cluster of Golden Pholiotas.
There was an unconfirmed large grey mushroom growing on a tree which could be Pluteus salicinus ? (Image)
The woodland is still dry for the time of year.

Parasols (by Ray Hamblett)
Lancing Fungi 2005

5 October 2005
A Green Woodpecker was seen and then heard in the main wooded area of the Clump. There was a small (five or so) flock of Pied Wagtails on the north side of the Chalk Pit. 
No butterflies were observed in the meadows or the woods of Lancing Ring Nature Reserve. A Red Admiral over the unadopted path to the west of the church of St. James the less in north Lancing was the only butterfly seen during the day. 
There was one Agaricus mushroom in the spinney/wood to the east of Lancing Manor sports complex. 
McIntyres Field had been mown, but not the meadows to the east and south of the Clump, where Dogwood was becoming established (or could become dominant unless the land is managed). 

27 August 2005
Three female Wasp Spiders, Argiope bruennichi, were seen in the Chalk Pit area to the east of Lancing Ring. They were all within about 200 square metres in the Tor Grass which predominates in the open grassland.
On the route I was also happy to find Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Small Heath and Common Blue Butterflies. A large dragonfly, possibly the Southern Hawker was spotted. Around the clump of Wild Parsnip a host of hoverflies, some bees and ichneumon wasps congregated. A Common Lizard skittered out of sight as I entered its territory on one grass pathway. The Sussex Round-headed Rampion was located but I noted that there are fewer plants than I have found in previous years.

Adur Spiders
Lancing Spiders Gallery (by Ray Hamblett)

9 August 2005
Again, I find I have great difficulty separating the female Common Blue Butterflies from the Brown Argus Butterflies; this time on the meadows of Lancing Ring. The behaviour does not give any clues and the orange rim spots can be almost identical. The Brown Argus Butterflies are a fraction smaller, but this is hard to judge. Common Blues numbered over fifty but, surprisingly, they were not so densely populated as the meadows of Mill Hill. They were all resting though, despite the sunshine. Chalkhill Blue Butterflies (including females) were in numbers higher than expected with more than 25 in a small area, and I discovered the running leaves of Horseshoe Vetch amongst the dense herbs in the south-west corner of the main meadow. Four male butterflies were chasing one female

 Female Common Blue
Worn Chalkhill Blue

Meadow Browns were common, the most prevalent butterfly on the day. Gatekeepers were frequent by the hedgerows. One Wall Brown Butterfly was spotted by Hoe Cottages (east of Lancing Ring) and another near the Lancing Ring dry dewpond. Both Large Whites and Small Whites were ubiquitous and frequent over the meadows and scrub and there were a few Green-veined Whites, although the latter were not confirmed when settled. Red Admirals were seen and numbered two over the clump. A surprise first ever Small Blue Butterfly was definite for the Lancing Ring meadows. Holly Blue Butterflies were common in residential areas of Lancing and Shoreham and in hedgerows and scrub of Lancing Ring. A mating pair of Small Heath Butterflies were another first for me in the Lancing Ring meadows. About ten Speckled Wood Butterflies were present in shaded wooded areas of Lancing Ring. 
There were thirteen (or fourteen) different species of butterfly seen in the Lancing Ring Nature Reserve. 
Butterfly List for the Day

A Common Lizard skittered across the bridlepath near the Chalk Pit. Common Darter Dragonflies were present over the paths, and about a dozen were noted. 
Red-tailed and White-tailed Bumblebees were frequently seen, mostly attracted to Hardheads
Adur Bumblebees

The hoverfly Volucella inanis was discovered in McIntyres Field, near Lancing Ring

Hoverfly Report by Ray Hamblett (Lancing Nature

4 August 2005
Although warm (21.9 ºC), it was slightly overcast in the late morning on Lancing Ring and meadows (including McIntyre's field), but even making allowances for the weather, the butterfly numbers were disappointing and much less than previous years. In about an hour, there were not many more than a hundred butterflies of the following species (listed in order first seen): Speckled Wood Butterflies (12+), Common Blues (12+), Meadow Browns (60+), a possible Holly Blue, Gatekeepers (20+), Large Whites (12+), Red Admirals (4), Small Whites (3+), Chalkhill Blues (4+) Brown Argus (1), Marbled White (1) and Small (or Essex) Skipper (1). A dozen or so 6-spot Burnet Moths were noted and a (2352) Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleuca.
Adur Moths


Marbled White Butterfly

That is eleven butterfly species only, possibly twelve.

3 August 2005
A Long Winged Conehead, Conocephalus discolor, (a cricket) was recorded on camera in the Lancing Ring meadows in the late afternoon when the butterflies have gone to rest.
Link to Image

Adur Grasshoppers

Although warm (21.9 ºC), it was slightly overcast in the late morning on Lancing Ring and meadows (including McIntyre's field), but even making allowances for the weather, the butterfly numbers were disappointing and much less than previous years. In about an hour, there were not many more than a hundred butterflies of the following species (listed in order first seen): Speckled Wood Butterflies (12+), Common Blues (12+), Meadow Browns (60+), a possible Holly Blue, Gatekeepers (20+), Large Whites (12+), Red Admirals (4), Small Whites (3+), Chalkhill Blues (4+) Brown Argus* (1), Marbled White (1) and Small (or Essex) Skipper (1). A dozen or so 6-spot Burnet Moths were noted. 
(*confirmed with a photograph)
Adur Butterfly & Large Moth List 2005
Dewpond vegetation is just holding in in the damp mud of the dried out pond Chalkhill Blues are only occasionally seen on the Lancing Ring meadows

A Southern Hawker Dragonfly cruised the path leading out of the Clump in the north-west corner where seven Magpies were seen together.  In the spinney to the east of McIntyres Field there was a group of Glistening Inkcap Mushrooms, Coprinus micaceus, where another group of Magpies were making a tremendous amount of noise. In the meadows south-east of the completely dried out dewpond a Green Woodpecker was foraging. 
This moth was discovered on a Hardhead (Lesser Knapweed) next to the dried out dewpond on Lancing Ring.

2352 Dusky Sallow
Eremobia ochroleuca

ID by Peter Hardy on UK Moths Yahoo Group

The abundant grasshoppers were more numerous and more lively than the ones I had seen in Shoreham wasteland and downs. Most of them were the Meadow Grasshopper, Chorthippus parallelus. There were a handful of Robin's Pin Cushions (a gall) noted amongst the tall herbs. 
Fungi of Lancing

13 July 2005
On Lancing Ring the population of Meadow Brown, Hedge Brown (Gatekeeper), Marbled Whites, Small Skipper and 6-spot Burnet Moths reached a peak of activity in bright strong sunshine. An hours walk at around 9:00 am showed hundreds of butterflies, mostly comprising of Meadow Browns but also a lot of Marbled Whites and Skippers. Counting seemed pointless as there was probably one for every square metre of grass meadow. At the dewpond on the bramble patch Gatekeeper predominated with a few (about 10) Marbled Whites. No blue butterflies or Vanessids were seen.

Report with Images (Lancing Nature for July)
Lancing Butterflies (by Ray Hamblett)

Butterfly List for the Day
Adur Butterfly & Large Moth List 2005

Notable plants seen on the western exposed side of the Lancing Ring Nature Reserve included a few Harebell, a field of Ribbed Melilot and grasses, and clumps of Vervain. A Comma was added to the list of the butterflies from the main meadow.

7 July 2005
It was a strange experience while reaching over a Bramble patch to photograph butterflies to feel the crunch of dozens of snail shells underfoot. There were so many it was impossible to avoid them at the edge of a mown path on the restored wildflower meadow called McIntyres Field. There must have been thousands of live snails in the short grass.

Volucella pellucens (Photograph by Ray Hamblett)
Volucella pellucens
Photograph by Ray Hamblett

McIntyres Field east of Lancing Ring

Lancing Flies (Diptera) Gallery (by Ray Hamblett)

In light drizzle over McIntyres Field, east of Lancing Ring, a few butterflies braved the weather staying close to the Bramble thickets. Among them a Gatekeeper, about six Meadow Browns in one small area, a Marbled White and a Comma.
In the nearby Manor Allotment Gardens what I believe is a Field Grasshopper, Chorthippus brunneus, sat poised on a potato leaf. 

Report with Images (Lancing Nature for July)
Lancing Butterflies (by Ray Hamblett)

23 June 2005
I saw my first Marbled White and Brown Argus Butterflies on Lancing Ring meadows, (but Ray Hamblett had already seen these butterflies this year). Unidentified skippers could have been the first Small Skippers of the year, but they would not remain still long enough for identification. Later observations in different areas have these down as Large Skippers. An even later observation is that it is the Small Skippers that are the more restless. The first blue was a Holly Blue, the second a confirmed Brown Argus before I found by first Common Blue in just a small area of Lancing Ring meadows. Meadow Browns were at first counted and then estimated at over 75 and this was only part of a much larger population.
Spot the Butterfly
Kidney Vetch on Lancing Ring meadows
Brown Argus Butterfly

Nine species of butterfly were discovered on a brief visit to Lancing Ring with two species found elsewhere.

Webs of the large predatory spider Agelena labyrinthica were seen amongst the grasses and herbs on the Lancing Ring meadows but none of the spiders were visible. Kidney Vetch was common in the undergrowth this year, but despite a brief search no Small Blue Butterflies were found. There was a Burnet Moth (originally identified by mistake as a Cinnabar Moth) just north of the cemetery near Lancing Ring. This was probably a Five-spotted Burnet Moth, with the species yet to be decided. 
Adur Burnet Moths
Butterfly List for the Day
Adur Spiders
The highest air temperature this year, so far, was 28.4 ºC at 5:16 pm to 5:40 pm, humidity 52 % .

18 June 2005
A walk around the low meadow of Lancing Ring in temperatures of around 24 ºC a few butterflies were active.
Most obvious were Common Blues I counted at least eight. Meadow Browns made an appearance, I noted six individuals. A Small Heath fluttered around the edge of the meadow by the low path. On the other side of the path on Dogwood a Red Admiral took off as I passed.
Near the dewpond a large Rabbit sat poised on it's haunches and a few metres further on, a small Fox with its back towards me turned to watch me approach before disapearing into cover.
Before I left a Burnet Companion Moth caught my attention.

17 June 2005
Hoverfly (Photograph by Ray Hamblett) This hoverfly was not recognised immediately. I have identified it as Myolepta luteola

It was discovered in McIntyre's Field near Lancing Clump.

Adur Hoverflies

14 June 2005
An hours ramble around a breezy Lancing Ring and its meadows produced only a few butterflies of five species but included the first Marbled White Butterfly recorded in Adur this year and possibly the first in England this year. Other species included Speckled Woods 4, Common Blues 4, Red Admiral 1 and a Meadow Brown. There was a lot of birdsong on the way and one distinctive call led me to see a red chested Linnet perched on top of a Hawthorn clump.
My star find for the day was a single stem of Grass Vetchling, Lathyrus nissolia. I have only seen this elusive plant once before on the meadow.

Butterfly Conservation First Sightings 2005
Lancing Nature Notes
Lancing Butterfly Gallery (by Ray Hamblett)
More Grass Vetchling Images
Adur Butterflies: First Dates
Adur Butterfly & Large Moth List 2005

29 May 2005
A Quail called twice very near the bridleway at Lancing Ring (TQ 179 066) at around 9.30 am. I even saw the grass move! 

Report by Chris Seaton on the Sussex Ornithological Society News

18 May 2005

Stag Beetle larva
in a Hillrise Avenue, Sompting garden
Photograph by Ashe Woods
Beetle Report by Brenda Collins (Lancing)

Adur Beetles
Plight of the Stag Beetle (Link)

5 May 2005

This attractive Angle Shades Moth, Phlogophora meticulosa, was discovered in Lancing Manor allotments.

Report and Photograph by Ray Hamblett (Lancing Nature)
Adur Moths

The small 24-spot Ladybird, Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata, was recorded from McIntyres Field near Lancing Ring.

Adur Ladybirds

1 May 2005
The first Red Admiral Butterfly on these Nature Notes pages for the month of May was seen on Lancing Ring in the woodland in the afternoon, with six Speckled Woods.

Early Purple Orchids, Orchis mascula, at Lancing Clump (Photograph by Ray Hamblett)

The Early Purple Orchids, Orchis mascula, were out under the trees of Lancing Clump.

Adur Butterfly Flight Times

22 April 2005
A Common Bee-fly, Bombylius major, flew on the lower slopes of the western side of Lancing Ring (TQ 178 063).
Butterfly Report
Adur Flies

10 April 2005
The white flowers of the Cherry are opening as the leaves of the Elm are unfolding on the trees marking the route past the Lancing Manor allotments as one approaches McIntyres field. As I walked past a yellow Brimstone Butterfly flew from about 2.5 metres (8 ft) to about 6 metres (20 ft) and disappeared into the greenery. A few minutes earlier in the lane from The Street (Lancing) I watched a Holly Blue Butterfly in flight as it climbed over the Leylandii hedge of the park boundary. 

2 April 2005
My quest to find a positive view of Brimstone Butterfly, Gonepteryx rhamni, on Lancing Ring LNR was successful today. Taking a walk on the west side where ribbons and clumps of Hawthorn, Elder and Bramble break up the Brachypodium smothered grass slope.  The western-most perimeter adjoins an arable field, here flustering over the Bramble a bright yellow male Brimstone Butterfly patrolled back and forth over about 200 metres of it's territory. It was not in the mood for resting so a photo was out of the question.
My first view of the Brimstone was a couple of weeks ago but so brief as to be hard to be confident that it was not a leaf in an updraft of wind. A Peacock Butterfly was less elusive. At least one, probably more settled on the short grass path during my quest.

26 March 2005
First location: St James-the-Less churchyard in North Lancing: -  2 Comma, 1 Peacock
Second location: Lancing Ring LNR - 2 Comma, 1 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell

Their favoured site is on the eastern edge of the lower meadow adjacent to the woodland spinney leading to the main Mill Road car park.

Full Report on Lancing Nature Notes Blogspot

Violets from the meadows of Lancing Ring

It is difficult to distinguish between the Sweet Violet (probable) and the Hairy Violet.

The hairiness of the leaves indicates Hairy Violet, but this is not a definitive identification feature. 

Lancing Violets (Gallery)

Adur Violets

Violet (Hairy or Sweet?)  Photograph by Ray Hamblett

Photograph and discovery by Ray Hamblett.

25 March 2005
We had a brief visit to McIntyres Field (Lancing Ring LNR) where I spotted a Grass Snake and close by a Slow Worm basking in a sunny corner.

20 March 2005
Our first view of a Brimstone Butterfly this season, was one flying away from the downs over our garden in Ring Road and towards Lancing Manor. 

19 March 2005
Ray Hamblett was the first to spot the Holly Blue Butterfly around the top of the tall Hawthorn Tree in his back garden in south Lancing (TQ 186 044). This is exceptionally early sighting, one month earlier than last year
Katherine Hamblett was the first to spot a Comma Butterfly this year, briefly basking in the sunshine at 14.5 ºC at the top of McIntyre's Field (a wildlife meadow) to the east of Lancing Ring. Two further Comma's were seen later near the Blackthorn to the east of Barton's Field where Jan Hamblett was the first with a Peacock Butterfly this year. There was another Peacock and some Small Tortoiseshells as well in the same area. 
I had to make do with the first sighting, just for the day, of a Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly visiting Germander (?Field) Speedwell in the Manor Allotments, Lancing, (south of McIntyre's Field).
Adur Butterfly Flight Times
Adur Butterfly: First Dates
National Butterflies: First Dates
Gorse on Lancing Ring
Gorse on Lancing Ring
This is not a feature of chalk, which seems to indicate clay soils in parts on the Clump meadows.
There were dozens of 7-spot Ladybirds, Coccinella septempunctata, on the Stinging Nettles north of Lancing Manor
Ladybirds of Adur

A Short-tailed Vole was disturbed from under a tarpaulin on Manor Allotments, Lancing. This streamlined rodent scurried away but it had a long journey before it could gain safe shelter. 
At the west end of the Chalk Pit, at least three colourful Jays flew from tree to tree. 
Amongst the hawthorn south-east of the Dewpond, an attractive bird was satisfied with its shelter amongst the twigs, but every time it turned its head it revealed a glimpse of its yellow face. If any confirmation was needed, when it flew of the yellow breast of the Yellowhammer was very bright and distinct. 
Long-tailed Tits were seen in the same location, and a pair of handsome Kestrels over Barton's sheep field. 
As well as Germander (? Field) Speedwell, Lesser Celandine and Sweet Violets were in flower. 

A largish (about the size of a Common Gull) dark bird flapped leisurely over the chalk pit. We only saw it for a second as it disappeared in the direction (flying east to west) of the late afternoon sun. According to Bob Kent in a reply to my message on Sussex Birds Yahoo Group a Buzzard had been seen in the vicinity during March and as many as three seen together at Sompting Abbotts. However, this one could have been a gull. 

16 March 2005
The sunshine and temperatures up to 14.6 ºC attracted three species of butterflies: Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Red Admiral.

Report by Brenda Collins

10 March 2005
During an afternoon walk we had a further sighting of a Redwing foraging on the grass under ornamental trees in Lancing Manor Park.
Trees were not yet breaking into leaf but buds are swelling to a point that is close to splitting the winter seal. As usual making the exception, Elder had a head start with bright young foliage unfolding confidently assuring us that spring is coming.
Large tongue-shaped blotched leaves of Cuckoo Pint, Arum maculatum, had already broken through the brown leaf litter all around the woodland floor.
Brambles were springing into activity with growth of new buds emerging from the axils of last years leaves. 

2 March 2005
I awoke to 6 cm (measured) of lying snow in Ring Road, North Lancing. The last few hours have seen much wintery precipitation, a mixture of hail, rain, and snow.

27 February 2005
A slight sprinkling of snow occurred but only the morning risers would find any to lay on the Lancing downs.
Adur Weather 2005

Trevor Haddrell's seat (Photograph by David Nicholas)

If you knew Who sits beside you, you could never fear
I am where the fire cannot burn, and the cold cannot freeze

Photograph by David Nicolas

26 February 2005
A Mistle Thrush was spotted near Lancing Clump. 

Report by Jan Hamblett

25 February 2005
Two Redwings (a thrush) were spotted in McIntyre's Field (a wildlife meadow) to the east of Lancing Ring. A very early Brimstone Butterfly fluttered in the sunshine. This is the first February record of a Brimstone Butterfly on these Nature Notes pages. 
Full Report Adur Butterflies 2005
Adur Butterfly Flight Times
Adur Butterflies: First Dates

17 January 2005
The Sweet Violets are in flower on Lancing Ring.
Sweet Violet on Lancing Clump (Photograph by Andy Horton)

Report and Photograph by Brenda Collins
Adur Violets

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