'On a fine autumn morning on 14 September 2016, 21 members of the NWT Breckland Local Group set out on a walk at East Wretham Heath Reserve. The walk started at the information board on the reserve, and was led by the Matt Blissett, the Breckland Reserves Manager.
|Peacock moth with 'footprints'|
On the walk, the group viewed the many Breckland pine trees that are a key feature in the landscape. Another welcome sight was a beautiful peacock moth with its characteristic footprint-like markings on its wings quite evident.
|Small copper butterfly|
Later on a small copper provided a colourful display for us. During our visit we walked through the wooded area of the reserve, the route taking us on a 3 mile walk which took approximately 2 hours.
|Speckled wood butterfly|
Amongst some of the ferns, we observed a speckled wood butterfly which posed very nicely for the camera. Matt's talk was very informative and enjoyable talk whilst walking around the reserve - refreshments and a chat afterwards completed a really good morning.
The Breckland Local Group have recently reformed and are hoping to organise several more walks next year.'
All photographs by Carole Herries