Day 8 of 30 Days Wild – Visit a nature reserve

Your local nature reserve is a great place to relax and watch wildlife.  Each nature reserve usually has its own specialist species.

We visited Strumpshaw Fen which is well known for the Swallowtail butterfly.

Strumpshaw Fen is located near Norwich, Norfolk, and has a wide range of wildlife and habitats.

The three main habitats are reed beds, woodland and meadows. This supports a variety of creatures including birds such as Marsh Harrier’s, Bittern’s and Cetti’s warbler. Mammals such as Water Voles and Chinese Water Deer and insects including the Swallowtail butterfly and the Norfolk hawker dragonfly.

While we were there I managed to see the Swallowtail butterfly, which is the largest butterfly in the UK, as wells as one of the rarest.

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About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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2 Responses to Day 8 of 30 Days Wild – Visit a nature reserve

  1. Tony says:

    Love the baby Blackcap, had a few of those about the many farmsteads I survey in recent days. They are most plentiful this year for some reason, whereas other Songbirds are pitifully low in numbers.

    Best Wishes

    Tony Powell and naturestimeline

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