It’s been a fabulous month for nature across all of our reserves and this photo focus is a tribute to the skills of our members and Facebook friends.
Our image of the month for June hasn’t been taken by a member this time – it was snapped by Langdyke’s recently purchased trail camera.
It can be left positioned out to capture nature in all its glory. And on this occasion it was left near the pond at Swaddywell when this hare emerged after a refreshing dip.
The camera never stays in the same place for long. So keep watching for more fabulous shots in future months. Thanks to Michael Jarman for the image.
Each month we select photographs taken by our members. They might not be technically perfect – but they sum up the events of that month. Here are some other images from June.
Steve Zealand was out at Etton-Maxey to capture the splendour of the summer solstice with this image.
You can rely on Langdyke trustee and treasurer Brian Lawrence – a keen photographer – for some great images. Here he has captured a bee orchid and also just one of the hundreds – if not thousands – of pyramidal orchids at Etton-Maxey.
An early morning walk at Etton-Maxey resulted in Angela Trotter spotting boxing hares. She didn’t manage to capture a photo – but this is one of the combatants.
Here’s a wonderful picture of nature at work. Taken by Liam Boyle at Swaddywell
Summer means a haircut for the Langdyke flock of sheep. This year it took place in early June after the sheep had been rounded up from all the reserves and taken to Etton-Maxey. Most of them enjoyed the day – with the exception of a handful who refused to play ball when Richard Astle, Mick Beeson and helpers tried to round them up. They were sheared a few days later.
And finally … come rain or shine the Langdyke teams of volunteers carry on the good work keeping the reserves in tip top condition. Early June was noted for the rain. Despite that the work carried on at Swaddywell as this photo by Sue Welch shows.
Ladies and gents – we salute you!