Thursday, 15 July 2010

Thursday 15th July 2010

A long overdue to visit at lunchtime to Ditton Quarry.  The wind was strong and showers threatened all the time I was there, but with the help of Mike Easterbrook we managed to locate 2x Ringlet, a new butterfly species for me in the Quarry.

A few Pyramidal Orchids were in bloom, with a few spikes of White Mullein standing out well against the ragstone quarry face.  There was no sign of the Yellow Bartsia that Mike had found a few years back, but lots of Knapweed, Scabious and luxurious Marjoram that all bode well for future butterfly hunting trips.

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