|Me & Esme on the way to Tanfield Hide|
(hoping I grow into the T-Shirt!)
|Medicinal Leeches - a future post!|
It was great to be asked to help out and I had a really brilliant day. The reserve had put lots of activities on. There was pond dipping, a bird walk, a botanical walk, a butterfly and dragonfly walk - these were great as there were lots of experts around from organisations such as the British Dragonfly Society to tell you lots about the things you could see. One of the best things that I saw was some medicinal leeches, more about these another time, but it was great to see them as they aren't that common in the wild now. I did see a horse leech in Gormire but never one of these before.
|Feathered Gothic Moth - also a future post|
|Common Darter on wall by Tanfield Hide|
|All the volunteers at the end of the day!|
It was really nice to be asked to help out and it was fun to point everybody in the right direction at the hides, as well as helping to capture the Moths so we could show people that weren't there at the counting. I liked volunteering and actually doing something to help out the reserve. It was nice to share my passion for nature with everyone there too!
Hope you enjoyed,