I was very excited to go to the nature reserve as it is not normally open to the public. The reserve was used in WW2 to make mustard gas. I saw a lot of old buildings.
Slow Worm and Grass Snake
There are three types of reptiles at the reserve - grass snakes, slow worms and a common lizard.
We looked for a grass snake and a slow worm under things but we didn't find one. We had to get in the car lots of times and drive to different areas within the nature reserve as it was very big.
I saw a grass snake and held a slow worm when we got back to the centre. The slow worm pooed on mummy's hand ha ha! It was sheding it's skin all over me. It felt wet.
|A slow worm|
|A grass snake|
A Common LizardWe found this common lizard in the grass when we were walking in the grass. It moved very, very quickly so we put it in a box to take a photo. I loved seeing the lizard. It looked a bit like the newt which we caught in our garden, but the lizard was longer and moved fast.
|Marbled Beauty (Cryphia domestica)|
|Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) & Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)|
|Large Yellow Underwing|
|Canary Shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria)|