Lynchcombe in September
I’ve been so busy this year at work, and cycling everywhere, so it is time for another late catch up with another whole month at Lynchcombe.
September is the transition month sitting between summer and autumn. Bright clear warm days facing the sun, but really cold mornings. This is a month when berries are out everywhere across the reserve.
This September was a fantastic one for the small butterflies. Never seen so many.
Ragwort is normally pulled out as quick as it is spotted on the reserve. But I could only find one plant and it was covered in small copper butterflies.
The small coppers had also found the marjoram lower down in the reserve. In a quite sheltered corner the marjoram covered the ground and attracted lots of butterflies.
The bracken is changing colour.
And this old butterfly was on its last legs sitting on a golden frond.
But nothing was stopping the small coppers looking good.
This time of year is great for long clear views.