Wetland Wildlife

Monday, July 15th 2013

Preparations are well underway for the Bioblitz and Heritage Skills Weekend (see the events section for details). A new species has already been discovered this weekend. It was a Golden-ringed Dragonfly over the scrapes spotted by Keith Gittens as he carried out a pre-visit for the Dragonfly Safari. During the same visit Male Emperor was also observed on both the main lake and the wetland and a number of Four-spotted chasers and a few Common Hawker dragonflies on some of the wetland pools. Whilst up on the wetland, Keith took this stunning photograph of a Dark Green Fritillary butterfly.


Last week Emily who was on work experience from Ripon Grammar School took this superb shot of a Snipe on the wetland.


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