The Moor

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

The end of month flower walk usually covers as many different areas of the reserve as possible, but today we concentrated on the moor. On the wetland Adder's Tongue, orchids, Heath Speedwell and Cotton Grass were some of the plants seen.  Marsh Cinquefoil is also in flower.

Marsh Cinquefoil

Out on the moor itself, walking along one of drainage ditches, a movement.  It was a Green Tiger Beetle which has been recorded on the observation board for the last couple of weeks.  It was difficult to get a photograph as it was moving quickly.

Green Tiger Beetle

Something bright red lifted from the grasses on the middle moor and it could only be a Cinnabar Moth.  A Dark Green Fritillary and a Red Admiral were also seen in this area.

Yellow Rattle is thriving and can be spotted in the grass sward.  There are some flowers that have set seed but it is not yet rattling!

Yellow Rattle

On the far moor Foxgloves are now in flower.

Foxgloves

Tawny Owls boxes have been checked and chicks ringed.  Then it was the Kestrels and small boxes and finally the Buzzards.  Now the ringing team are heading for their annual trip to Cape Wrath.  Technology willing, we should receive some photographs and information about their activities.  They set off on their long journey early tomorrow morning.  

One member of the team will join them later as he is taking part in the Waterloo Celebrations in Edinburgh, over the weekend. 

A safe journey and our best wishes to you all.


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