Thursday, 22 May 2014

Brandy Hole Copse

Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae
On Monday I visited Brandy Hole Copse, north of Chichester. The beautiful woodland nature reserve is managed by the voluntary work of the Friends of Brandy Hole Copse. The pool was full of tadpoles with some goldfish. There were Large Red Damselflies flitting around the edge of the pool and Common Blue Damselflies elsewhere. I found a micromoth, the Hook-streak Grass-veneer, which I have seen before at the Knepp Castle Estate. Unfortunately I deleted the scenic photos of the reserve by mistake so I have a good excuse to visit again soon.
female Common Blue Damselfly, Enallagma cyathigerum
tadpoles and goldfish
Dock Bug, Coreus marginatus
interesting fly - id needed please!
Germander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys
Hook-streak Grass-veneer, Crambus lathoniellus
Large Red Damselfly, male, Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Large Red Damselfly, male, Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Meadow Plant Bug nymph, Leptopterna dolabrata
Peacock, Inachis io
 If only they could talk...

Sailor Beetle, Cantharis rustica
Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae
Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
White Campion, Silene latifolia
Wood Avens, Geum urbanum

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