A mixture of wild seeded meadows,ponds,Willow Beds & Hedges it is a wildlife haven.
I was delighted to find good numbers of butterflies in the meadows, the highlight being 8 Clouded Yellow including a female f helice. I have wished for a shot of this butterfly for a long time and in a ten minute chase, falling in ditches, I achieved my aim. During this period she stopped often to deposit ovum so they must be breeding here.Ironic I find it so close to home. I also found Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper,male & female Common Blue, Brown Argus,Red Admiral & Small Tortoiseshell. Not many moths were on view accept the grass moths which were plentiful including the pretty Catoptria pinella. I checked some of the Willow beds and found larval damage so this 15 year project has an exciting future showing how development and conservation can work together.No wonder I have always lived in Fleet,it has all the nature I love.