Friday, 2 July 2010
Dalton Crags - 2nd July 2010
Had a short afternoon walk up Dalton Crags.
A excellent hatch of Ringlet Butterflies feeding up on the bramble (excess of 40 plus) mainly on the bridleway which leads from the Dalton Road up to the start of the Crags.. Also a couple of the larger Fritillaries (unable to identify). also Common Blue (one male), Scores of Meadow Browns..and lots of Speckled Woods. Also a large White and a Green Veined White.
Buzzard mewing overhead. Garden Warbler heard.
Flora: Agrimony, Yellow Vetch flower, Ragwort, Self Heal, Wild Strawberry, Red Clover and Greater Willowherb. Also a green shieldbug nymph (see photo below).
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