Nature Reserve Spotlight: Hampton Wood
Hampton wood was the first Warwickshire Nature Reserve I cycled to and is one of my favourites. It has over 25 species of butterfly and a mix of different environments which range from woodland to riverside to meadows, and the reserve is only 12 hectares!
Unfortuantely the only time I’ve visisted so far is in Summer, so the other seasons are empty.
Winter (Late December to early March)
Spring (late March to early June)
Summer (late June to early August)
Hampton comes to life in Summer. There is a huge abundance of damselflies along the river meadows and reportedly Kingfishers have been spotted, though I have yet to spot one. A word of warning, the meadow is overflowing with pollen over the summer and gets rapidly gets unpleasant if you get hayfever.
Autumn (late August to early December)