Monday, 8 June 2015

Strumpy explosion

We are at that time of the year again where Strumpshaw Fen explodes into life, especially when the sun shines. There are so many inverts to be seen as well as plants and of course birds, its always my favorite time of the year to go for a walk around and see new things each time. It can be a sensory overload at times especially when you are faced with bitterns fying, bearded tits rapidly feeding, endless hidden warblers singing a few feet away as well as swallowtails emerging from the fen alongside dragons and damselflies of all shapes and sizes. It really is great to see the fen burst into life each year, it transforms from its dead reed coloured state into a lush green.

Swallowtails have been showing superbly by the reception nectar garden this year

Always good to see GG's with young

Common Twayblade near reception
1st nesting female bittern of the year

Rhinga campestris AKA Pinocchio hoverfly

Golden-Bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle Agapanthia villosoviridescens

Scarce Chaser abetter example than the male above

Speckled bush cricket nymph

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