Plenty to see

Friday, July 9th 2010

Tufted VetchAlthough it has been quite windy today there has still been plenty to see.

This beauty is Tufted Vetch. It's currently brightening up the long grass all over the reserve with its bright, showy flowers.

The Meadow Brown butterflies are fluttering through the grasses everywhere.

There are Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselflies wherever there is water.

This afternoon has been spent getting things ready for our morning of fund-raising at Bedale tomorrow. We will be running a Coffee Morning at the Chantry House from 9 o'clock tomorrow until lunchtime. Please come along and support us by having a cup of tea or coffee and maybe buying some of the home-made cakes we will have there.


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