Dragonflies & Butterflies
Look for: Butterflies – including Common Blue, Brown Argus,
Comma, Gatekeeper, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Ringlet, Meadow Brown & Small Skipper.
Dragonflies are numerous, including – Black-Tailed Skimmer, Broad-Bodied Chaser, Common Darters (black & yellow legs), Ruddy Darter (black legs) & Southern Hawker
Damselflies – Blue, Blue-Tailed, White-Legged, Emerald plus Banded & Beautiful Demoiselles.
Check the Buddleia bushes and the nectar-rich pink Teasel heads for butterflies and, with luck, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth
The tall stalks of Purple Loosestrife & masses of Oxeye Daisy & Knapweed in the small meadow.
Juvenile Green Woodpeckers looping between the trees.
The hide & feeders are the best place to watch the woodland birds.
Listen for: At the height of the summer moult there will be very few
Fungus Russula emetica (The Sickener)
Poisonous, and has a mycorrhizal association with the roots of the conifer.
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