|I guess we could call it the "Crown of Thorns" - Its the Carline Thistle found throughout our pavements (Click over photo to enlarge)|
The pavement is on Hutton Roof and here is a photo showing one small corner, which has always borne fruitful with the Helliborines. I would not be surprised if we do see hybrids again at sometime in the future, because besides good numbers of Dark Reds there are also quite a few Broad Leaved Helliborines.
|Here we have a small corner tucked away on the pavement I was working today, always gets good straight atroruben specimens here. I have taken a couple of photos next of the beauties. (Click over photo to enlarge)|
|A nice specimen of Atrorubens which I had this morning.|
|Four nice specimens tucked away - good straight stalks|
|"50 Shades of Green" the best spot on HR for Sanicle (well it was during June)|
Also this morning had a feast of butterflies which included: Dark Green Fritillary, Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary (worn), Large Skipper, Ringlets (scores), Meadow Browns (scores), Speckled Woods, Common Blues and Small Heaths.
A party of 8 Swifts screaming and chasing after one another above and in between the buildings at Clawthorpe Hall. Also had a party of 13 on their way South whilst down at Heysham at early doors.