Norden Heath

Common Lizard enjoying a few rays of sunshine at Norden Heath
Common Lizard
Enjoying a few rays of sunshine at Norden Heath close to the boundary with Kilwood Nature Reserve.
Sand Lizard
Sand Lizard
Great to see the lizard taking advantage of a south west facing banking recently cleared of Gorse.
Young Common Lizard Silver Y Moth
Young Common Lizard Silver Y Moth
Common Earthbum
Common Earthbumball
Despite the dry weather plenty of fungi appearing on the woodland floor. Unfortunately many of them appeared to have been half eaten or crushed. Probably the result of the local deer.
Garden Cross Spider
Garden Cross Spider.
One of thousands hanging off seemingly every Gorse branch or sprig of Heather.
Common Carder Bee
Common Carder Bee
Unfortunately with the decline of traditionally managed wet meadows the Devil’s Bit Scabious has become increasingly rare. Within the adjacent Kilwood Nature Reserve they appear to be thriving in a woodland clearing possibly the location of a spoil heap from a long gone limekiln.
Field Grasshopper
Field Grasshopper