College Lake

I spent this morning at College Lake, near Tring, a former chalk quarry that is now a nature reserve run by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust. I was mainly looking for wildflowers and butterflies, but kept an eye open for birds as well. In fact there seemed to be very few birds, I don’t think I saw any ducks on the lagoons at all – I did see a hobby though, which a couple I’d been talking to pointed out to me. Saw several of the more common butterflies, and pyramidal and common spotted orchids. I saw my first Common Centaury, a nice pink flower, and saw some Viper’s Bugloss for only the second or third time.┬áThe morning went by very pleasantly and very quickly.

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