Highlights from Today

Thursday, June 16th 2011

The sun highlights the tall grasses which were waving in the breeze this afternoon.  Through all the open glades the grasses are coming into flower.

tall grasses

Yesterday Elizabeth took this close-up of a grasshopper on Gorse flowers.

Grasshopper

The staff from Fusion LX were here all day laying cables so we can have our lake camera working again. 

Laying the cable across the road

Meanwhile volunteers Mike and Kyle did some work on the moorland and then built a new boardwalk over a wet area in the scrapes.  You can see Kyle (below) as he was clearing the tools at the end of the day.Kyle at the finished boardwalk

This Large Skipper was taken late in the afternoon with the sun shining through the wings.

Large Skipper

Lastly, here is a photo of the completed bridge from the northern shore.Completed new Bridge


(1) Comments:

Rhiannon dalton responded on 17th Jun 2011 with...

I bet you have seen alot on the lake already and I am suprised she got so close to the grasshopper seems as they jump about to much


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