Bedford

2. Trip to Bromham Lakes - June 2019

A visit to Bromham

The June showers held off, the sun came out and an enthusiastic group of wildlife walkers gathered at Bromham Lakes Nature Reserve for a lovely morning of exploration. We were fortunate to be led by Peter Almond, who has been actively involved in the reserve since its designation as a Local Nature Reserve in 1991. We walked through woodland, around the lake formed from an old limestone quarry and across meadows studded with wild flowers. There was a tern chick to admire, as well as a variety of butterflies and moths, tiny toads, orchids and many other fascinating things to spot. As ever, we shared our knowledge, but also learned a great deal from Peter and Marion, our group leader.

The morning was completed by a visit to the Bromham wildlife garden of members Roger and Sue, backing on to Bromham Brook, where we enjoyed a bring-and-share picnic and a taste of the work of our volunteer river wardens. We found and identified quite a few pond dwelling invertebrates and were amazed by the extent of predation exhibited by the dragonfly larvae.

What a memorable morning!

Liz Little

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