04May

Spring 2013 - Update and Wildlife Sightings

At last the river has gone down to something like its summer level, but the banks have been scoured when the river was in spate, and so much vegetation has disappeared. We hope it will return during the summer, and we plan to have some new planting.

A day of sunshine on the 26th April brought out the insects and particularly the butterflies   All 4 of the Nymphalid butterflies, which feed on the stinging nettles, have been seen – some of them looking very tatty as they emerge from Hibernation. Some nice fresh specimens of Tortoiseshell, Comma and Peacock were seen. Brimstones were flying a few days ago.

Tortoiseshell 9438

Tortoiseshell butterfly

Comma 9446

Comma butterfly

Peacock butterfy-9451

Peacock butterfly