Finding Out About… Common Terns

Image by Natural England It used to be said that all you had to do was dig a hole, fill it with water, and down come the ducks!  To some extent, that really is true, but they still need somewhere to breed of course, often as far away as the Arctic.  Other wetland birds have… Read More

In July, Look Out for …

Emperor dragonflies Throughout July, our largest dragonfly, the Emperor, can be seen speeding over the gravel pits, especially Hayling Lake and Rudd Lake. It’s very territorial, chasing off other dragonflies of all species. It is also a superb hunter, catching a range of insect prey which it often consumes in flight. Because it flies so… Read More