Mid-summer on The Heath

The Heath is now perfect for relaxing and enjoying nature. The grassland is in full flower. White Yarrow and yellow Autumn Hawkbit are mixed in among patches of different grasses, all waving in the breeze. As well as being beautiful to behold, it provides an ideal home for the fascinating insects that can be seen... Continue Reading →

Butterflies and Bees

This sunny summer weather is perfect for butterflies, bees and other insects. A variety of species are active in the nature reserve at the moment. Some can easily be seen by checking out the flowers that are in bloom. For instance the yellow daisy-like flowers of ragwort are magnets for lots of insects. You may... Continue Reading →

Buds of May

The month of May is when The Heath bursts forth. Tree leaves unfurl, flowers bloom and butterflies appear. Summer's almost here. Kevin Griffiths

Copper Jewels

Now is the time of year when the purple heather is in full bloom. When the sun comes out and warms the heather, butterflies come to drink its nectar. On my recent visit, I was pleased to see the heather bejeweled by the Small Copper, our chosen icon. Sadly though, there were fewer than in... Continue Reading →

Walking On The Heath

Having walked The Heath over the weekend it was great to see the Heather taking in the area which was seeded as well as wild mushrooms and berries showing. It's an interesting time of year to walk on The Heath.Nick Johnson

The Colours of Summer

Summer brought a sea of a yellow dandelion-like flower, the Autumn Hawkbit, to the meadow while the area around the sand pit is purple with Heather, Rosebay Willowherb and Knapweed. These flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies which appear as colourful jewels:  the bright orange of the Small Copper, the rich brown of the... Continue Reading →

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