A Sunny Day

Thursday, August 9th 2012

August Antics for today was Beastly Goings On.  After looking at the moths caught in the trap overnight we went hunting for caterpillars on the trees - unfortunately our catch was a few green fly and some spiders!  So off to the middle moor to sweep net.

Sweep netting on the middle moor

We found butterflies and frog hoppers, damselflies and flower bugs, spiders and dung flies!  Grasshoppers were missing so we wandered about the moor and although a couple were seen they soon disappeared and even the eagle eyed children could not find them again!

Looking for grasshoppers

As we walked off the moor a black cloud appeared but it did not drop one spot of rain!

Dark cloud over the middle moor

To celebrate Foxglove's 20th birthday, an Oak tree was planted. 

Planting an oak tree

Many visitors were welcomed to the reserve.  They enjoyed walking around and were able to see the flowers and insects showing off in the sunshine.  A Buzzard was seen circling on the thermals over the moor whilst the Kingfisher was seen on the lake again.

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