Our Fairly Local Wildlife

Welcome to the photographic precis of our saunters around local Nature Reserves and other places of interest!



Felmersham Gravel Pits

10th June 2022

A quick trip around Felmersham Gravel Pits, always a delight!


Resting in the long grass we assume this Four Spotted Chaser had only recently started its adult life




Dragonflies and Damselflies Four Spotted ChaserFelmersham Gravel Pits

An area of blossoming bushes was of interest to several Small Tortoiseshells




Moths and ButterfliesSmall Tortoiseshell ButterflyFelmersham Gravel Pits

Skippers! Summer is here!




Moths and ButterfliesLarge SkipperFelmersham Gravel Pits

Another fluffy adorable Skipper, this one is tucking into the wild clover flowers




Moths and ButterfliesSkipper ButterflyFelmersham Gravel Pits

We are not sure which Dragonfly species these are, they are having some fun in the sun though!




Dragonflies and DamselfliesFelmersham Gravel Pits

In the woods we spotted what we assume to be a Variable Longhorn Beetle




Bugs and BeetlesVariable Longhorn BeetleFelmersham Gravel Pits

Lots of Large Red Damselflies hanging around in the reeds near the water




Dragonflies and DamselfliesLarge Red DamselflyFelmersham Gravel Pits



Our Wildlife Garden

9th June 2022

A couple more photographs taken in our small front garden:


The first Painted Lady we have seen this year




Moths and ButterfliesPainted Lady ButterflyOur Wildlife Garden

Still eeking a living out in the front garden is our chum the Broad Bodied Chaser




Dragonflies and DamselfliesBroad Bodied ChaserOur Wildlife Garden

We think this may be a female Common Blue Damselfly




Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon Blue DamselflyOur Wildlife Garden