Lynchcombe looked beautiful in the blue skies of late summer.
The small coppers were still around having moved from the open grassland down into the combe.
The brown argus have followed their every step. Both butterflies were feeding together in the open grassland now they were are feeding together on the same thicket down in the combe.
Is it a coincidence that both travelled all that way to get to travellers joy? At this time of year it is covered in flowers that will soon turn into old man’s beards. It can be found across the reserve scrambling across the tops of hedgerows forming a dense cover.
They are still around but looking duller each day.
I was really pleased to see several brown hawkers hanging around in the reserve.
Autumn is Coming
The colours are already beginning to turn and golden bracken was appearing across the reserve.
The mighty oaks have produced their little acorns.
Many were covered by Knopper Oak galls.
Having done their bit for nature by grazing the reserve all summer the sheep say goodbye to Lynchcombe.