Over the past few weeks I've made various visits to Brandon, including spending a little time yesterday morning extracting trees which came down in the last storm. I'm hopeful that the current battering doesn't have me extracting the chain-saw equipment once again from it's summer hibernation.
Although the Butterfly and Dragonfly population of Brandon have been badly affected by the weather Damselfly's seem to be on a roll. A visit to the river meadow produced very encouraging amounts of Banded Demoiselle and Common Blue. Various Moths are also in good numbers with Cinnabar, Chimney Sweep, Burnet Companion and Long Horn doing well.
|Water Shrew (Rare to Brandon)|