Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Brookfield Park

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.
Brookfield Park
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!

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