Lightwood on a warm sunny day

When the sun is out Lightwood is a very special place to be. Especially at around midday. The marshy valley where the reservoir once was, hums with insects. Butterflies spiral around each other and overhead a buzzard drifts with that deceptive laziness across the sky.

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Where once there was a reservoir, now nature is reclaiming and reshaping the landscape.

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One of three ponds. From February to April it teems with tadpoles.

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Slightly stagnant at the moment due to the lack of rain fall recently

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The ponds support a wealth of flora and fauna

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I almost managed to photograph this butterfly. You can just see one wing poking out from behind the stalk at the bottom.

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