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#30DaysWild day 21 – a beautiful butterfly

After a full day in the office, I escaped outside to enjoy the nature reserve at work. I was greeted with a real treat, a Marbled White. Not only is it the first time I’ve seen one there, but when I checked the records I found it was our first recorded sighting of this beautiful species!

Marbled White

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#30DaysWild day 6 – a wild moment at work!

Today’s mission was to carry out some wildlife surveys for work in the beautiful nature reserve we have on site.

A blustery wet day didn’t dampen my spirits as the lush greens and bright colours of the wild flowers glistened in the rain. The birds were out too – bullfinches, whitethroats and reed buntings sang merrily away.

There’s no place I’d rather be.

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Day 28 #30DaysWild

My wild moment was a work today, I got a little damp doing a plant survey in the Nature Reserve!

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My New Neighbourhood: Part 3

I found my new local patch. A stunning little SSSI just down the road from my new home.
My first visit there was quite by accident, it was the first place I explored! It was gorgeous, purple willowherb and creamy-white meadowsweet. I strolled the boardwalk admiring this little gem of a find, excited at everything I saw.

Rosebay WillowherbA view of the SSSI MeadowMeadowsweet and WillowherbBoardwalk round the SSSIChiffchaff

My second visit was a few days later, this time it was at golden hour. My goodness was the lighting wonderful! It made the place look totally anew!

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A week or so later I visited again, the flowers are fading but the insect life has come out in force. The place is alive with dragonflies, squabbling Speckled Wood and various hungry hoverflies.

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This summer has been quite a busy one.
A new home, new experiences and new adventures!

Panorama of the SSSI

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