29th May 2020 - Holme Stinted Pastures and Holme Park Fell
Today I wanted to check out the recent find of Antennaria dioica - Mountain Everlasting on Holme Stints. Still about 20 in number but had progressed little since my last visit a couple of weeks ago.
Brilliant today for butterflies with 7xSmall Pearl Bordered Butterflies, 1xMale Common Blue, 2xSmall Heath, 1xWall Butterfly,1xdull Peacock Butterfly, 1xChimney Sweeper Moth
I was finding Sanicula europaea - Sanicle actually down in the grykes, which is so unusual, also found Neottia ovata - Common Twayblade hiding amongst the heather, some remnants of Potentilla tabernaemontani - Spring Cinquefoil on the main track of the fell. Galium sterneri - Limestone Bedstraw really getting hold now and will only be days before the beautiful white flowers have opened up. Lots of Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye daisy on the fell.
A Cuckoo heard calling from somewhere over on Newbiggin Crags, also recorded a Yellowhammer singing on the fell.