Walk on the Wild Side

I was very fortunate yesterday to have a few hours to myself. Having heard about a Gwent Wildlife Trust site nearby, I decided to investigate.  It turned out to be about a 30 minute walk from my home, and when I eventually found it, it was just one small gate tucked away in a small lay-by on a country lane.

None-the-less it was absolutely lovely. It is only about three acres in size, and it is very wild still, which is how it was intended to be.  There are a lot of wild flowers, of which I’m ashamed to say I could only identify one, but I have made a mental note to obtain a small pocket book that I can take with me to assist with identification in the future. 

There were also plenty of birds, rabbits and I managed to get a quick shot of a rather large dragonfly, once again, sorry but I couldn’t identify it, but I have enclosed a photo here.  If anyone can help with the identification, please be good enough to leave a comment. 

It is my intention to make another visit ASAP, I will keep you posted.