Colour in the Scrapes

Thursday, June 19th 2014

A cool dull morning was followed by a warm sunny afternoon.  Both flowers and insects appreciated the change.

In the Scrapes Greater Spearwort is in flower making a beautiful splash of colour across the ponds.

Greater Spearwort

Contrasting the yellow is the white fluffy heads of Cotton Grass.

Cotton Grass

Another colour seen in the Scrapes is pink.  This is Ragged Robin, which really lives up to its name after rain.

Ragged Robin

And finally a flash of bright blue is one of the damselflies hunting for insects across the ponds.

A blue damselfly

(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.

How many days are there in one year? (3 character(s) required)

Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:


Posted 16th December 2017

No, not excitement that Christmas is coming, but that we might catch some moths in the moth trap on Tuesday night!  The forecast is saying…

Read More

Tidying up and taking stock

Posted 15th December 2017

Another cold start, but this time after a series of short showers that turned to ice, so the first job was to put grit out…

Read More

Foxglove Christmas Party

Posted 14th December 2017

Members of Foxglove Covert's Management Team, Reserve Managers past and present, volunteers and guests entered into the festive spirit at the annual Christmas Party held…

Read More

Christmas come early

Posted 13th December 2017

Yesterday a small party of Foxglove personnel (Tony, Ian, Whin and Rona) made the long trip down to Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve in Norfolk to…

Read More

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