Subject: Ashlawn Update 28-10-14

This Tuesday morning was amazingly warm and sunny so I couldn’t resist another visit to Ashlawn.

I was well rewarded as in the northern section I found a Peacock, 2 Brimstone, and 2 Red Admirals butterflies, all but one in the sheltered sunny ride of the new Jolly’s Walk. There was also a Southern Hawker Dragonfly at the north end of the marsh.

In the southern section there were 3 female Brimstones, one near Pytchley Bridge and the others down near Onley Lane. They all appeared to be searching for possible hibernation sites amongst the tangle of bramble near the track bed path.

Also fungi appearing and colourful seed pods on Iris.

Phil P. Rugby Group WWT Conservation Officer (Vol.)