The little things

Over the past month the wildlife at the Nature Reserve at Lyndon has really come alive.

Yesterday Senior Reserves Officer Joe Davis and myself spent half an hour watching the wildife around the pond in front of the centre and were amazed by what we saw. In addition to the female Southern Hawker dragonfly laying her eggs in the water, the bumblebees collecting pollen from the flowering plants and damselflies flitting to and fro we saw 6 species of butterfly – Peacock, Comma, Large White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet and a Skipper. At one point there were at least a dozen Peacocks feeding.

It’s amazing how many times we walk past here each day without really stopping to look, it just shows what you can see when you do take the time to sit for a while.

Comma

Comma

Skipper

Skipper

Large White

Large White

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown

Peacock

Peacock

Peacock

Peacock

Peacock with folded wings

Peacock with folded wings

One response to “The little things”

  1. Andy, London UK

    I’m convinced that sedums get butterflies drunk – aren’t those gorgeous? I’ve seen them feed, fly a little dance around my head and go back for more, they love it.