Saturday, 22 July 2017

1st Visit to Brockholes Nature Reserve, Lancashire

On Tuesday 20th June, we visited Brockholes Nature Reserve, Lancashire for the first time. The visitor centre is a impressive floating within a lake surrounded by birds, fish, water lilies and during our time damselflies flying around.

On the way to the visitor centre, we spotted some old Harlequin Ladybird pupa cases still attached to the drawbridge.

We saw good numbers of butterflies, such as Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Speckled Wood, Large White, Small White and Small Heath around the reserve.

 Speckled Wood

Red Admiral

Common Blue Damselfly

Six-spot Burnet moths were busy nectaring around the thistles.

Shieldbugs and Scorpion flies were on the Sycamore trees.

Scorpion Fly

We spotted a Four-spotted Chaser resting on vegetation.

It was an enjoyable visit to Brockholes and we will return.

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