Friday 3rd July 2015 - Clawthorpe Fell and thereabouts 0930 to 1100hrs
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One of the highlights had to be the emergence of the Grayling butterflies, which seemed to be everywhere. There underwing pattern looks superb, and they always intrigue me how on landing they sit for a second or two and then fall over to one side. I wrote a poem years ago about this:
|Great Mullion on Clawthorpe Fell|
I manage to find a small patch of Parsley Piert which is new to the list for here.
A large brown dragonfly was also noticed at the perimeters with Curwen Wood.
Another welcome experience today was to hear the lovely "Whitethroat" singing away and close to the large Ash tree from behind the farm at Clawthorpe and close to where I had it three years ago. So a really nice record for today.
Other species recorded today were:
Flora: Crosswort, Birds Foot Trefoil, Heath Bedstraw, Cotoneaster, Ragwort, Wild Strawberry, Herb Robert, Angule Solomons Seal, Hawkweeds, Wood Sage, Wild Thyme, Dropwort, Perforated St. Johns Wort, Self Heal, Wall Lettuce, Eyebright, Fairy Flax, Lesser Meadow Rue, Spring Sandwort, also Harts Tongue Fern and Maidenhair Spleenworth Ferns.
Birds: Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff.
|Fairy Flax found on Clawthorpe Fell|