Another catch-up post for the enjoyable #30DaysWild!
Day 21 was a visit to a new-to-me nature reserve - Overhall Grove, managed by the local Wildlife Trust and located in a village not too far from me. I've driven through the village many times and noticed the Wildlife Trust signpost, but had never got around to visiting. It's a little gem - woodland, beautifully quiet, muntjac deer barking and buzzards calling.
But the best bit came when I was walking back to the car - a family of foxes, four youngsters and a vixen, on the footpath right in front of me! I was able to quietly watch them for a good while, as they foraged in the leaf litter. The tree canopy was quite dense so the pics I got aren't great, but what a treat that was!
On day 22 I went out for a run for my breath of fresh air, heard yellowhammers calling in the hedgerows and spotted a buzzard. I finished up a couple of nature journal pages from my visit to Overhall Grove.
Day 23 was another rummage around the garden for minibeasts. So many!
Day 24 - I was disappointed that a bug hunting workshop I was going to got
cancelled, but was happy to find this strange little mirid bug (Heterotoma
species I think), with it's super thick
antennae, in the garden. The unexpected free time meant I could go for a
run too, and I saw two red kites - don't often get to see them in
Cambridgeshire and it's the first time I've seen two together here.
Day 25 - spot the hopper!