MONTH of JULY HIGHLIGHTS
Look for: Butterflies including Common Blue, Comma, Gatekeeper, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large & Small Skipper.
Dragonflies are numerous, including– Black-Tailed Skimmer, Broad-Bodied Chaser, Common Darters, Emperor, Ruddy Darter & Southern Hawker
Damselflies: Blue, Blue-Tailed, White-Legged, Emerald plus Banded & Beautiful Demoiselles.
Check the Buddleia bushes for butterflies and, with luck, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth
The pink, spikey flower heads of Teasels, the tall stalks ofPurple Loosestrife & masses of Knapweed & Oxeye Daisy in the small meadow.
Juvenile Green Woodpeckers looping between the trees.
Juvenile Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Woodpeckers & Robin joining a range of Tit species on the bird-hide feeders
Listen for: Fewer birds will be singing as the summer moult approaches but perhaps Willow Warbler & Blackcap
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