|Cricket on wild horseradish|
The fading summer reminds me of so many sights I have missed through being too busy: glow worms, nightjars, man orchids, spoonbills, moth trapping, badgers, all missed this year. But this is a season that is special unto itself- a time for purple emperor and white admiral butterflies, if you know the places to go.
|Common blue, underside.|
Our breeding birds may be moulting and silenced but there are still family parties of birds to see and there are mixed flocks of roving birds that include mostly tits and warblers.
Waders are already on the move so you could easily find a sandpiper on the site and it's worth checking out the terns and gulls for strangers.