It is also very rich in plants and insects. There were plenty of butterflies, mostly Small Coppers and Skippers, with a few Marbled Whites, Small Heaths, and the odd blue.
There were even some Small Tortoiseshells - the first I've seen this year. I hardly expected to have to wait until July for this first sighting, nor to have to visit a reserve to do so!
The main reason for the visit was, however, the Marsh Helleborines, of which there were about twenty plants in flower in a small area.