Some of the wildlife seen included;
|Meadow Grasshopper, Chorthippus parallelus|
|Some Marbled White butterflies|
|Male Beautiful Demoiselle by the Adur bridge|
|The pond at Castle Lane|
|Fresh water mussels|
|Small White butterfly|
|Red-tailed Bumblebee male|
|Cinnabar moth caterpillars on Ragwort plant|
|Well done Moira for spotting this Cinnabar moth|
|Purple Emperor butterflies|
|White Admiral butterfly|
After the walk, the Hammer pond was visited. On the way I met the aristocrats of Lepidopterology.
|Matthew Oates http://www.matthew-oates.co.uk/home/|
and Neil Hulme BEM (co-author of The Butterflies of Sussex).
This stream near the camp site was rich with Damselflies, male and female Demoiselles, a Large Red and Azure damselfly.
|Male Large Red damselfly|
|Azure Damselfly male|
|Female (probably Beautiful) Demoiselle|
The bank was teaming with Blue-tailed damselflies.https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/species/blue-tailed-damselfly/
They are quite a spectacle!
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And now for something different.
|Colletes sp female: a solitary bee|
|White-tailed Bumblebee worker?|
What a great place and a great day nature watching. You can find more nature walks at https://www.bahr.org.uk/profiles/blog/list