Suffolk Wildlife Trust (Southwold)

In early July a party from the Southwold Group of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust visited the RSPB's North Warren reserve, near Aldeburgh. Shown round by one of the local wardens, they spent most of the time in the wetter areas, and also walked on the former railway line from Leiston and in the woodlands.

In early July a party from the Southwold Group of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust visited the RSPB's North Warren reserve, near Aldeburgh. Shown round by one of the local wardens, they spent most of the time in the wetter areas, and also walked on the former railway line from Leiston and in the woodlands. Highlight of the morning was a bittern which flew over, but they also saw a family of marsh harriers and several hobbies, small birds of prey which feed largely on dragonflies. These insects and their related damselflies were abundant and of several different species. This is also the best time of year for waterside plants and they, too, were many and varied, with marsh birdsfoot trefoil and sweet smelling meadowsweet.