A Rainy Day

Sunday, June 14th 2015

It has been a wet day at Foxglove today. Although this meant it wasn’t a nice day for being out and about on the reserve, the last few weeks have been so dry that the plants and trees will appreciated a drink. The Bird-Cherry Ermine moth caterpillars were particularly noticeable today, living inside their cottony webs that protect them from predators. The webs also appeared to act as a fairly effective umbrella and the caterpillars could be seen feeding away, quite dry, inside. These caterpillars will form little white chrysalises in the Bird-Cherry trees, before hatching out into small white moths later in the year.

Despite the weather, several families still braved the elements to visit the reserve, donning wellies and waterproofs for a walk out, and then returning to the Field Centre to watch the birds on the feeders from the comfort of the classroom and enjoy the indoor activity sheets and displays. Those who did venture out found that there is still always something to see, with mallards, tufted ducks and moorhens on the lake, and even the more inconspicuous plants looking quite pretty when covered in raindrops. 


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

What is the sum of 3 + 3? (1 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Disappearing Dabchick Chicks

Posted 15th August 2018

Over the last few weeks mother Dabchick has been hopping on and off her floating nest platform made of various collected bits of vegetation (you…

Read More

Paths and Ponies

Posted 14th August 2018

The Tuesday volunteer group continued where the Thursday group had finished last week and were able to further extend the new surface on the path…

Read More

Water Voles back on the Scrapes

Posted 13th August 2018

A big thank you to Ian who came in this morning to finish cutting the hay meadow with his topper. It will be very interesting…

Read More

Flowers and Backgrounds

Posted 12th August 2018

Most of the Dog Daisies along Dog Daisy Avenue are setting seed but there are still some in flower in the Scrapes. Meadowsweet can be…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |