Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Rodley Nature Reserve

Me, my brother Luke and my Daddy went to Rodley Nature Reserve on Sunday 29th June 2014. The weather was cloudy but warm. Along the willow path we found a Large Skipper. A Large Skipper is a type of butterfly, which looks a bit like a moth. It has orange and yellow wings that look like fire.

Large Skipper

Also along the Willow Path we saw a spider with its nest made of leaves woven together with spider silk.


Spider's nest

We saw four Common Tern chicks: two on one raft and two on another. The chicks were fluffy and grey and had pink bills with black tips. The adults were keeping guard and bringing them food. Adult Common Terns are mostly white with black caps, and have red bills with black tips and pink feet.

Common Terns

We couldn't see the Great Crested Grebe nest that was there the week before. We did spot a Kestrel in a Sycamore tree. The leaves of the Sycamore tree are star shaped, and the seeds are like helicopters.


We went into the wild flower meadow for a picnic. The sun came out and we found a Ringlet butterfly. The Ringlet is brown with small white rings on its wings.


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