Thursday, 6 October 2016

Islington Ecolgy Centre

Had a meeting at the Ecology Centre in Islington this morning and managed a brief walk around the nature reserve.

The centre is set in the beautiful surroundings of Gillespie Park LNR which is 2.8 hectare and home to a wealth of wildlife, including 244 species of plants, 94 species of birds and 24 types of butterflies.
The area includes ponds, woodland and meadow areas.

If you have never been it is well worth a visit and is open daily. A short walk from Arsenal underground station makes access by public transport easy.




Aster 'Little Carlow'
Sprays of small lavender-blue daisies add colour in late summer and autumn

still a few Speckled Wood butterflies around