Thursday 11th July

As Ian said it was a few degrees cooler morning, enough to keep the Damselflies and Dragonflies tucked up out of sight but in the afternoon the temperature rose and on Mill Lane Pond there was an Emperor, Brown Hawker and a few Four Spots, managed a shot of the Emperor settled on some reeds. Also in the pond there were a shoal of Goldfish, photo not too clear due to the reflection, last year there were two Terrapins but no sign of them today.

The moth trap in the garden produced similar species as the previous night, a Garden Tiger, which is quite distinctive, caterpillars are often seen up on the reserve and Jenny posted a photo a week ago. Another very common day flying moth is the Silver Y and this time of year they are normally quite numerous on the reserve and easily distinguished by the Y.

Bob and Bri