Sandnats members have been exchanging a large number of photos during CovidTime and using these as a means of keeping in touch with one another. The photos have been taken in gardens and wild places in the area and all are really lovely or very interesting. I have selected a very few which I am sure were taken in Sandwell Valley Park. Time and space do not allow me to include all. Clare
In this first pair there is a charming photo of the lake in Sandwell Park and a photo of some barnacle geese which are seldom seen in the Midlands. They were photographed by David King in Dec. 2020.
The photo shown below is a picture of a Burnett Moth on a very fine knapweed plant. It was taken by Mike Bloxham .
Below is a selection from David King's photograph of a male holly blue butterfly feeding on some species of ivy.
I call it 'The Holly and the Ivy'.