We’re celebrating the final colours of the summer with our collection of images from August.
Flowers, a kingfisher, butterflies, moths and even a wasp feature in the photos taken and posted by members of our Facebook group during the month.
But we have chosen this wonderful shot of a Chalkhill Blue on a plant at the Barnack Hills and Holes reserve as our image of the month. It was taken by Liam Boyle.
Each month we select photographs taken by our Facebook members and posted on our site. They might not be technically perfect – but they sum up the events of that month. Here are some other images from August.
The most unusual shot of the month was taken by Steve Lonsdale of this water vole at the Etton Maxey reserve. It was taken using a night camera.
It’s good news that evidence of water vole activity has been discovered at several points across the reserve.
There have been several sightings at the reserve of a roe deer. This image was captured by Angela Trotter.
Other photos taken at Etton Maxey during the month included this yellow wagtail seen by Steve Zealand.
And Brian Lawrence captured this shot of a lesser black-backed gull.
The nearby Maxey Cut was the venue for this shot of a Kingfisher by Angela Trotter.
There were some lovely flowers on display during the month.
Moth trapping and spotting has become a popular pastime for a number of Langdyke members. Malcolm Hillier took this photo f a Webb’s Wainscott moth while out with a group of Langdyke friends.
It’s not every month that we could include a shot of something as common as a wasp. But the great colours in this image – captured by Duncan Kirkwood – make it a striking photo.
And finally, work parties have returned on Langdke’s reserves following the long Coronavirus lockdown. Special socially distanced measure are in place with tools and equipment being cleaned and gloves worn to keep the volunteers as safe as possible.
In this image Mick Thomson can be seen tidying up the fringes of the community orchard after it was flailed by commercial contractors.
And here’s an example of the type of work that parties undertake. This is a new stile installed at the Swaddywell reserve by Malcolm Holley and Peter Leverington. You can find more information about becoming a Langdyke volunteer on our website here