A Weasel was seen well by the Dune Pond, chasing a vole sp. from burrows.
This unidentified fungi species, possibly a Fairy Club Clavaria sp has been found on the reserve, near the Visitor Centre.
Clavaria sp. © John Fortey
A fresh looking Speckled Wood was by the First Pond.
A gallery of recent fungal highlights.
Earthstar Geastrum triplex © Lee Collins Stinkhorn Phallus sp. © Lee Collins Cannonball fungus Sphaerobolus stellatus © John Fortey
Some late autumn sunshine brought records of two Speckled Wood, a Red Admiral, a Hornet and a Common Darter all still on the wing.
An unidentified species of Earth Tongue fungus was found in Greenland Lake.
Earth Tongue 06/11/08 © John Fortey
The Grey Seal was in the estuary and a late Common Darter was in Greenland Lake.
Common Darter 05/11/08 © John Fortey
The bull Grey Seal was again offshore and at least 15 Bird's Nest Fungi were found along the Dune Ridge.
A bull Grey Seal was in the estuary mouth.
Several Red Admiral were still on the wing.
Wasp Spider and eggcase 11/10/08 Birds-nest Fungi Oct 08 © John Fortey
A single Clouded Yellow was only the second record of the year.
The Ivy Bee Colletes hederae was recorded for the first time on the reserve with good numbers by the Main Pond. This solitary bee has been spreading in southern England since the first record in 2001.
Ivy Bee (female) © John Fortey (male) © John Fortey