Category Archives: Nature Reserve

A Staggering Find.

On a recent late afternoon walk around the Woodwalton Fen nature reserve I noticed a huge black beetle on the top of a fence post. It was at the right height to get some photos of this impressive beetle. A … Continue reading

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Annual Orchid Hunt.

It’s the time of year when I  visit local nature reserves on the hunt for orhids. It ‘s been another good year for orchids particularly at Woodwalton Marsh. Pyramidal Orchid I found the usual Pyramid and Common Spotted orchids Common … Continue reading

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Hairier The Better.

It’s that time of year when butterflies and moths take to the air with their colourful  aerial displays. But don’t forget they were once caterpillars – and some of these can be just as colourful in their own right. Caterpillar … Continue reading

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Spring Butterflies.

It’s May, and spring is well under way and with it butterflies start taking to the air. There are a couple of nature reserves within a few miles of where I live that are good butterfly habitats. Below are butterflies … Continue reading

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Lady’s In Bloom.

It’s Bluebell season! Bluebells in full bloom There are three small woodlands near where I live that are great for Bluebells in the spring. All three are maintained by the local Wildlife Trust. The best known locally, and the most … Continue reading

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Signs Of Spring.

The day’s are starting to get longer and the sun is getting warmer, things are starting to stir at the Woodwalton Fen nature reserve. Plants and blossom are starting to appear. Blossom and bee’s are startimg to appear Spring can … Continue reading

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The Beast From The East.

At the beginning of March you would expect the weather to be warming up and your thoughts turning to Spring sunshine. This year was slightly different, icy winds and snow blew in from Siberia. This ‘cold snap’ brought with it … Continue reading

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