|Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea|
On Sunday evening we walked to the lake in Brookfield Park and watched the ducks being fed by happy families. It was good to see a wonderful amenity being used to the benefit of children who will hopefully become proponents of conservation. It is so important that the next generation becomes involved in the natural world. A heron landed on the lake’s platform and stayed there for 30 minutes but I never saw it catch a fish.
On Sunday morning I attended a metal detecting dig where I saw a Dark Strawberry Tortrix moth, a pair of mating ground beetles and a Hedge Bindweed flower that had been reshaped by the recent rains.
|this flying insect was buzzing around the lake. An id would be appreciated!|
|Bulrush, Typha latifolia|
|Bulrushes, Typha latifolia|
|Traveller's-joy (Old Man's Beard), Clematis vitalba|
|ground beetles mating|
|Hedge Bindweed, Calystegia sepium|
|Ichneumon Wasp - id needed please!|