Spring?

Monday, April 16th 2018

It's certainly feels like Spring has finally sprung, with lots to see across the reserve. Where I've been continuing to clear vegetation from the Heathland I've seen both Buff-tailed and White-tailed Bumblebee Queens along with a suspected Small Garden Bumblebee Queen looking for a nest site amongst the Heather.

Elsewhere on the reserve Hares have been seen from the Wetland Hide, along with Curlew in flight. Tufted Ducks have finally arrived on the Lake, and the Sparrowhawk continues to scatter the smaller birds in every which way from time to time.

The Northdale Walking Group made best use of the sunny weather, enjoying a jaunt around the Easy Access Trail before settling at the front of the Field Centre on the picnic benches for lunch. Many interesting things where found after lunch when pond dipping on the Scrapes, including Toads, Frogs, Whirligig Beetles and Water Boatman.

 

Tomorrow looks much the same as today, so it will be a great day to be on the Heath and in the beck, looking forward to it already! 


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