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.