The Fleet land shore comprises alternating deposits of clays and limestones. Softer exposures of limestone provide a home for a variety of invertebrates. One busy species this month is one of the potter or mason wasps. The individual (probably Ancistrocerus trifasciatus or A. scoticus, both of which have been recorded on the Fleet) in this photograph is a female and she is constructing a nest for a single egg which is fed at the larval stage with paralyzed prey items. The holes show that nests may also be excavated.
- Otters on the Reserve!
- Protecting our shorelines
- Interesting finds on Chesil Beach
- Another great year for the Reserve’s cygnets
- Two new bird records for the Fleet
- Strong winds bring Grey Phalaropes to the Reserve
- Seal pup on Hamm Common
- Another great year for Chesil’s Tern colonies
- Cattle Egrets
- Reserve Management