Invertibrates of the Meadow
There are many invertibrates which can be found in the meadow. These include slugs, snails, beetles, bees, wasps and spiders etc. One species which has been dicovered recently is the wasp spider. The wasp spider was first found in the UK in the1920s and is slowly colonising new areas of the country.
The wasp spider makes it's web amongst the grasses of the meadow and feeds on the grasshoppers which live in the grass.
Since the construction of the pond, more dragonfly and damselfly species have been recorded. These include Common darter, Black tailed skimmer and blue tailed damselfly.
We are seeing large numbers of alder leaf beetles like little metallic blue jewels along the river