Category Archives: Ainsdale Local Nature Reserve

Spring flowers at Ainsdale LNR.

Last week I joined a guided walk through the dunes and wet slacks at Ainsdale Local Nature Reserve. The walk was led by Dr Phil Smith, an expert on the dune systems and John, one of the local rangers. We … Continue reading

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An Irruption of White Satin Moths at Ainsdale

On Monday 6th June I visited Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve to witness a spectacular event. An Irruption of White Satin Moths. This moth Leucoma salicis has a wingspan of 37 – 50 mm and the wings have a beautiful … Continue reading

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An Irruption of White Satin Moths

During the past week there has been an irruption of White Satin Moth, (Leucoma salicis) at Ainsdale Local nature Reserve. The event is very localised occurring in an area of just 200 square metres, south of the Ainsdale Discovery centre. … Continue reading

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Caterpillar hunt at Ainsdale LNR

Yesterday was overcast with not a breath of wind. Perfect conditions for Natural History photography do I drove up to Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve to see what I could find. I wandered through the dunes and wet slacks and found a … Continue reading

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Orchids and Moths

Last weekend I made  couple of visits to Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve to see what was about. I saw four different species of Orchid. There were plenty of Marsh Orchids and Pyramidal Orchids. One of my favourites was the … Continue reading

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