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Sightings on a Summer’s Day

Monday, July 12th 2021

Andrew and Jan walked around the reserve on a warm sunny day.  The opening to the meadow is enticing,

encouraging you to look closely at the flora as you step through the gate.

This habitat provides a home for a multitude of invertebrates.  Bees are busy feeding from many of the flowers.

Butterflies are obvious even though they can move quickly. This Meadow Brown not only stayed still but sat with its wings open, which is unusual.

Lurking in the deep vegetation are many caterpillars, but sometimes one goes walkabout.  Some can be very difficult to ID, as is the case with this one.  It is probably a moth caterpillar.

Hanging around the ponds was this dragonfly.

Unfortunatley this photograph was not taken at Foxglove but at Harewood House, which as the crow flies, or should that be as the Red Kite flies, is not too many flaps of the wing!  You never know one or two may visit Foxglove, lift your eyes to the sky occaisionally and you never know what you may see.

Thank you to Andrew and Jan for sharing their photographs with us.


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