Just Summer

Saturday, June 3rd 2017

Yellow Rattle on the moor is growing well. 

Yellow Rattle

Some of the grasses are not growing as vigorously as they did, so allowing other flowers to blossom.  Common Spotted Orchids are beginning to flower.

Common spotted Orchid

In the Scrapes, the yellow heads of Greater Spearwort are open.  The flower walkers keep their fingers crossed that one will remain in flower until the end of October or even later!

Greater Spearwort

Over 70 flowers were recorded on the flower walk on Wednesday.  Four volunteers were involved and we were all looking around to make sure that we did not miss anything.  Later in the day as I ambled through the Scrapes I did wonder how all four of us had missed the Foxglove in flower!

Foxglove

As the day warmed so did the inverts.  Speckled Wood butterflies were in any small sunny patch, defending it against all comers!  This Speckled Wood was photographed from a different angle, so allowing some of its underwing to be seen.

Speckled Wood

'There it is.  There it isn't!'  These are the usual comments of volunteers trying to take a photograph of a Broad-bodied Chaser.  Brian asked this one to sit still for him and it did!  A great photo.

Braod-bodied Chaser


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