Category Archives: Nature Reserve

Late Summer Nectar Source.

Towards the end of summer insects may be finding it hard to find a source of nectar but at the Woodwalton Fen nature reserve there is a late flowering plant that will provide a good source of nectar,  Broad-leaved Ragwort. … Continue reading

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Streaks Ahead.

There are a group of butterflies in the UK called Hairstreaks. Here in Cambridgeshire  I’m lucky enough to live within a few miles of four Hairstreak species; Black-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, White-letter Hairstreak and Green Hairstreak. Black-letter, Purple, White-letter and … Continue reading

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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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