Monday, 14 May 2012

Discoveries of a sunny weekend at the Heath

A break in the rain this weekend enticed some exciting Spring/Summer wildlife out as well as lots of visitors to come and look for them whilst simply enjoying the sun! A guided walk on Saturday with some keen eyed conservation volunteers helped us to discover an array of wild flowers and invertebrates, many of which were late to be discovered this year. Species of Speedwell (right), Vetch and Violets are starting to flourish well, and with this our first year getting to know the site, who knows what else will pop up!
Visiting conservation volunteers identifying wild flowers

The sun also enticed out my first sighting of a Small Copper Butterfly at the Heath (pictured below). other species spotted include; Brimstone, Small White, Red Admiral, Orange Tip and Speckled Wood butterflies.

Cuckoos were calling all weekend across the site and other spots include two Curlew, many Skylark, Sedge Warblers singing along the Little Ouse, Slow Worms and Common Lizard basking in the sun as well as the ever charismatic Hare. Please don't hesitate to let me know of any other sightings during your visits to Knettishall Heath!

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