Pond-dipping, bug-hunting, treasure hunts and herding sheep. The children loved it! And despite the cool, dull conditions we managed to find a few insects: Blue-tailed and Azure Damselflies, which would sit on the childrens' fingers, and the three moths pictured, as well as Pyrausta aurata and The Cinnabar. A Turtle Dove was purring away and a Red Kite over low and then perched in a tree on the reserve was a highlight for many.
Platyptilia gonodactyla (a plume moth)
Aethes tesserana (a tortrix moth)
Crambus lathoniellus (a grass moth)