Stoat and Butterfly

A stoat shot across the path in front of me adjacent to School Pond, about 5pm on 10th June.

I also saw a meadow brown or small heath (it looked a bit small for a meadow brown) on the hedgerow alongside the path in between Little Wood and the canal, Sun 14th June, about 10.30am.  I’d be grateful to anyone who can confirm what it was.

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Exciting Sighting

From Mandy:

Yesterday (Sunday June 14th) Mike was surprised by a male(?) roe deer (with small antlers) running towards him down the Pony Wood Path (Mike was at the Longpads gate). The deer veered away from him as soon as he saw Mike and jumped over the fence , running across Flora Field.  This was at 2.45pm!  It’s good to know the path is being used by a variety of wildlife!

And from me a song thrush , swallows and house martins in Flora Field and a tortoiseshell butterfly, a wasps nest and numerous yellow ladybirds on the beetle bank.