Aerial View &
Meadow & Grassland
Water features include a Pond, New Pond, Scrapes and a Winter Wetland providing perfect conditions for a wide variety of flora and fauna. These habitats are complimented by the Meadow & Grassland and Woodlland areas. (Unprecedented flooding Winter 2012/13)
Wild Flower Meadow
Five types of Orchid are currently in residence on the Wild Flower Meadow, it is a wet area. Water Mint, Fleabane and Water Forget-me-not are some of the plants that thrive in this wetland water meadow habitat which attracts many butterflies including the Common Blue and Brown Argus.
Here, in Summer, amongst the Bramble, Creeping Thistle and various vetches the Comma, Common Blue, Gatekeeper and Ringlet butterflies can be seen on the wing.
Throughout a large part of the year the Speckled Wood Butterfly can be seen dancing in the sunlight in the woodland edges formed by the Butterfly Ride and other clearings in the woodland. Early in the year the Orange-tip can be seen on the wing.
All photographs have been taken on the reserve © Friends of Howardian LNR
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