Following a colourful dawn today we decided to visit Warnham Reserve for lunch and a walk. There were plenty of Speckled Woods, the only butterfly we saw. Six Hebridean Sheep have been grazing the meadow since early August. Ripe blackberries are everywhere, and acorns have formed.
|Greenfinch top left, juvenile Greenfinch bottom left, Goldfinch on right|
|Heron on Tern's nesting platform|
|one of the dipping ponds|
|bulrushes Typha latifolia|
|Bog rhubarb or Giant butterbur, Petasites japonicus|
|Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria|
|The London Plane in the car park is a hybrid of the American Sycamore and the Oriental Plane|