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Around the Reserve

Saturday, June 27th 2020

The middle moor is looking beautiful.

The Rayed Knapweed stands out aginst the yellow buttercups,

and the Oxeye Daisies can be easily seen.

Well camouflaged against some old Gorse, near Plover's Pool, was a juvenile grasshopper.

Close by was a Common Darter, unusually sitting with its wings parallel to its body.

If approached quietly birds can be seen on Spigot Mere.  House Martins and Swallows were feeding and drinking, while Lapwings were sitting on the island preening their new plumage.

Greater Spearwort is flowering throughout the Scrapes.

In a gentle breeze the Cotton Grass is releasing its seeds.


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