Monday, 12 July 2010

Marsh Helliborine Orchids & Common Blue Butterfly - 12th July 2010

Earlier today (0930hrs-1130hrs) I went along to Trowbarrow Quarry. I had the following Flora species: Eyebright, St. John's Wort (perforated), Common Twayblade (spent), Lots of Common Spotted Orchid (50 plus), Self Heal - throughout, Wild Strawberry, Ragwort, Cinequil, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Wild Thyme, Carline Thistle, Crosswort, Ladys Mantle, Rosebay Willowherb, and Agrimony.

Butterflies & Moths: Meadow Brown & Cinnabar Moth
Birds: Chiffchaff, Jackdaws..

Met a party of ladys from the Arnside Naturalist Society (W.I. Section), who where having a morning out and were very interested in Orchids and all other areas of Natural History, but today it was a "Geology" day.

Having changed venue for later in the day (1430hrs - 1630hrs), I went out taking photos of "Marsh Helliborine Orchids" and counted a grand total of 626 flowerheads. I took some photos, because they are at about there best now. Also found a Bee Orchid (just a single specimen), and Common Blue Butterfly (photo), plus Skippers, Meadow Browns etc....