What to See

August Highlights

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, includingBlack-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

birds singing.

Fungi

Fungus Russula emetica (The Sickener)

Poisonous, and has a mycorrhizal association with the roots of the conifer.

 

Don’t forget to post your sightings on our Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EardingtonNatureReserve