Good Spots

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

The sunshine has started to bring out the Kidney-spot Ladybirds from the sheltered nooks and crannies that they spend the winter in. They are a very distinctive black ladybird with two red spots on their back and a very rounded shape.

Green Woodpeckers can be heard yaffling (the name given to their calls) around the reserve. Although they are very shy and quite elusive one was spotted and photographed today.

Currently you need to watch your step around the reserve as Toads are everywhere. They are mating and laying their distinctive string like spawn in many of the ponds.

The sun has also brought out a number of flowers, with Common Dog-violet spotted for the first time this year.

A really big thank you to the volunteers and visitors who took these photographs today. We really appreciate the time you spend spotting and recording the wildlife here at Foxglove.
 


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