Friday, 9 July 2010

Holme Park Quarry Reserve, Clawthorpe Fell & Hutton Roof.

Had a look round Holme Park Quarry Reserve at Clawthorpe. Very noisy Ravens could be heard overhead. Also Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler.

High Brown Fratillary (1), lots of Meadow Browns, and odd Speckled Woods and Small Heath Butterflies.

Ragworth is starting to come through and most plants today had lots of Cinnabar caterpillars on them. Found a individual plant of Biting Stonecrop. Also Carline Thistle starting to come through.

On to Clawthorpe Fell, here there were lots of Grayling Butterflies (must have seen at least 20), lots of Meadow Browns.

also St. John's Wort (its either perforate or inperforate - not sure!).

Finished off with a short walk on Hutton Roof, where a Dark Green Fritillary allowed me to photograph it (see photos above).