Scorchio! Mini heat wave with temperatures reaching 30 degrees centigrade. The reserve is alive with butterflies with at least 14 species on the wing including White-letter Hairstreak, Common Blue, Ringlet, Small Copper and Gatekeeper.
On the dragonfly front a Ruddy Darter was seen, only the third record of this species for the site.
Keep an eye out for volucella bombylans a hoverfly bumblebee mimick (below)