• Rare find at Foxearth Meadows

    It’s a rare treat – and it’s turned up at our nature reserve Foxearth Meadows! The variable damselfly hasn’t been seen in the region since the end of World War II.

    According to the British Dragonfly Society, the variable damselfly is scattered but uncommon across mainland Britain. And despite being well known from a handful of sites, the species’ distribution still remains ‘something of an unravelled mystery’, said the BDS.

    So it’s not surprising our Conservation Director Andy Lester is over the moon about our latest visitor! ‘Once again it’s exciting news for a site that’s recently been labelled as one of the best places to see dragonflies in the UK by BBC Wildlife magazine,’ said Andy. ‘Indeed, the site has appeared in numerous publications over the past few weeks – both local and national – and featured on BBC’s Countryfile programme.’

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How can you and your church bring worship truly ‘down to earth’? Join us for the first ever Eco Church Conference to find out! Hosted with our friends from the Church of England’s environmental campaign Shrinking The Footprint, this will be a special day for all churches to share and learn together about protecting nature and caring for God’s earth as an expression of discipleship and mission.

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