Inspired by the British Dragonfly Society's stand at the Rutland Birdfair in August, my friend and I decided to do a survey of a pond in a nearby forest. On the face of it the pond doesn't look anything special, and I really wasn't sure if we'd find much. But when you look closer, you see that the pond is actually a hotspot for wildlife.
|This woodland pond proved to be a hotspot for wildlife|
|Bucks 'fray' the velvet off their newly formed antlers in the autumn, leaving characteristic scratch marks on trees|
|We think this empty Dragonfly nymph case once belonged to a Southern Hawker|
|My first ever UK reptile sighting- A Common Lizard|