Summer 2020

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With lockdown relaxed, members returned to the reserve. Thank you for all the sightings we received this year from member new and old. We received a full array of sightings from delicate butterflies to powerful Marsh harriers.

Butterfly transects of the reserve revealed 14 plus butterfly species such as Essex skipper and Wall brown.

This year a glut of dragonflies seemed to appear, from the dainty banded demoiselle to the plane like Brown Hawkers.

The reserve was full of bird songs from the elegant trill of the willow warbler to the loud squawking of the Coots.

The reptiles at the reserve are flourishing with 36 individuals recorded, these being a mixture of Grass snakes, Common lizard and Slow worms.