Flowers and Insects

Saturday, May 28th 2011

A picture laden blog so you can see how beautiful it is here at the moment!

Firstly, the Northern Marsh Orchids are in full flower along the side of the Heathland.

Northern Marsh Orchid

Next the Ox-eye Daisies are billowing along the track opposite the heath.

Ox-eye Daisies

Up on the Wetland the light was just perfect for this photo of the duck and ducklings.  Just after this photo was taken a Water Vole was seen swiming along the edge of the water.

View of the Wetland

Earlier in the week this Coxcomb Prominent moth was caught in the trap.

Coxcomb Prominent

Note the stripey legs and the funky hairstyle!

Brian took photos this afternoon of the Kidney-spot Ladybird babies......

Kidney-spot Ladybird young

.....and this beautiful Common Blue Damselfly.

Common Blue Damselfly

Other visitors today saw the Broad-bodied Chaser up on the Wetland along with Redshank, Curlew, Swallows and House Martins.  A Roe Deer was seen near to the middle moor and Mayfly were hatching along Risedale Beck.

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