Saturday, August 3rd 2013

As has already been reported the flower walk recorded many species but failed to find Weld and Wild Parsnip.  Today out for a walk it was spotted.  Now you may think that Weld is a tiny flower and we could be excused for missing it, but as you can see from the photograph below, unfortunately it is not small and we just plain missed it on Wednesday!!  Could it have grown since then?


Wild Parsnip was not found - yet!

This Small Tortoiseshell, looking in pristine condition, was feeding from Fleabane, which is beginning to flower throughout the Scrapes. 

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly on Fleabane

There were at least eight Peacock Butterflies in the same area, but a good photograph was not possible until one was spotted on the Buddleia.

Peacock Butterfly on the Buddleia

A final walk around this evening, head down, hunting for insects, bees, butterflies, flowers, moths and wasps, a Heron standing in the second pond dipping platform pond was nearly missed!  His hunting was disturbed!

Heron leaving the Scrapes

(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:

Leave a Comment:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many weeks are in a year? (2 character(s) required)

Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Storm Ali visits Foxglove

Posted 20th September 2018

We have spent most of our day clearing up after Storm Ali, which has left a trail of twigs, branches and trunks strune across tracks…

Read More

Just a Tad Windy!

Posted 19th September 2018

With the forecast being for Storm Ali to arrive today with predicted gusts up to 60 mph, it was decided to move Lark and Turus…

Read More

Two Jobs Well Done

Posted 18th September 2018

Following on from yesterday, and given the rain this morning, the Tuesday volunteer group set about bagging up the chaff in the Workshop so that…

Read More

Chaff and Chaffinches

Posted 17th September 2018

One of the first things this morning that stood out was just how much the Red Oak next to the Field Centre had increased its…

Read More

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |