Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Lords Lot Woodland, Nr. Capernwray 6th July 2010

A couple of hours before lunch around the perimeter of the Northern side.

Birds: now fairly quiet, but did have Willow Warbler, Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Bullfinch, a party of young Chaffinch, and also a party of Long Tailed Tits.

Butterflies & Moths: Large Skipper (lots), Small Skipper, Speckled Wood (10+), Meadow Brown (50+), Silver Ground Carpet.

Flowers: Hedge Bindweed, Self Heal, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Sneezewort, Ragged Robin, Tormentil, Red Clover, Hedge Woundwort (everywhere), Broad Leaved Willowherb, Common Spotted Orchid, Bedstraw, Meadowsweet, Forget Me Nots, Herb Robert, Dotted Loostrife, Honeysuckle and Slender Thistle.

Photos are: top left: Perforate St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), top right: Yellow Loostrife (Lysimachia vulgaris), and bottom: A unusually very heavily marked Large Skipper Butterfly (Ochlodes venatus).

"I sit and stir into Lords Lot, Whilst Buzzards o'er do fly, It is a gracious humble spot, Where nature meets the sky".