2020 has been a very strange year for everyone, including the Wildlife Trust and our reserves. We saw our reserves being used more than ever, highlighting the importance of nature to people during the Covid restrictions. Totternhoe Quarry nature reserve did not get through the summer without suffering some damage. The main gates were damaged, with fences being cut in the reserve. Without staff or volunteers able to get out as normal, we are still catching up with the backlog of work. It’s not all doom and gloom, the reserve had a fantastic display of chalk grassland flowers, with the duke of burgundy butterfly enjoying the warm dry spring. We had reports of English partridge and corn bunting nesting in parts of the reserve, which are closed off to the general public and dogs. As the warm weather continued, so did the butterflies and in their numbers, with small blues and chalk hill blues having a very good year.