Over a dozen KFC members turned up to visit Berry Court Wood on the 12th May. This is a privately owned site close to the controversial proposed Lodge Hill Development, and therefore likely to be affected by any large-scale housing in the area.
It is currently used partly as a conservation site and partly as a field archery range, so the intrepid members occasionally encountered fibreglass targets in the shape of animals! There was a reasonable range of fairly common insects and plants, and a cuckoo was heard calling in the background. A follow-up visit revealed the site was popular with a couple of White Admiral butterflies.
Text and photo supplied by Sarah Arnold.