A quick survey
After the pond tidy group had departed I wandered a through the lower meadow for a few minutes.
section of South Meadow
The sky was clouded and only a briefly a few rays of sun broke through. Neither was is it very warm with a cool wind sweeping across the meadow.
Unsurprisingly then very few butterflies were active. I managed to spot half a dozen Meadow Brown, even smaller numbers of Small Skippers and a single Marbled White.
In the grasses and herbaceous plants there seemed to be frequent occurrences of the larval stage of the day-flying Burnet Moth.
As I left the reserve via the car park and down the hill of the Mill Road I noted that Pyramidal orchids are colonising the verge there.
pyramidal orchid on the road verge