A few from an August visit the ‘Britain’s Rainforest’ Canvey Wick in 2013.
2013 was a good summer for clouded yellow butterflies, I saw more that year than all previous years combined.
A Common Damselfly perched on a rose hip.
And this holly blue on some bramble.
Canvey wick is a brownfield site, having been part developed as a oil refinery, which was scrapped before it was built. Since then nature has reclaimed much of the land and the mixture of habitats has led to a great diversity of species. You can see the reclamation happening with reeds breaking through the tarmac.