Thursday, 27 May 2010

Ladys Slipper and Eaves Wood to Pepperpot.

First of all went and visited the Ladys Slipper Orchid at Silverdale (see photo)...

Then carried on a little further to Eaves Wood and decided to have a walk through the woodland and up to the Pepperpot Monument (Queen Victoria Jubilee 18...)

Started off fine, but before long it was raining quite heavily, but it was no problem because this walk was more or less canopied by mature trees for 90% of the way.

Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Marsh Tit (2), Bullfinch, Possible Spotted Flycatcher. Also found two separate spent "Song Thrush" egg shells.

Lords and Ladies, Herb Robert, Speedwell, Bluebell, Barren Strawberry, Primrose, Common Dog Violet, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Tormentil, Toothwort, Rock Rose...

Speckled Wood Butterfly and The Cinnabar Moth and Bumblebee.