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Moorland

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

Our moorland is beautiful in the sunshine.  This photo shows the sward of grasses and flowers.

Moorland sward

One of the flowers shown is Bird's Foot Trefoil, a yellow flower that can sometimes be tinged with bright red.  The seed head looks like a bird's foot!Bird's foot Trefoil

Elsewhere on the reserve the deer have been seen.  A visitor reported that the lake was covered by insects and the swallows were making the most of the feast!  Many butterflies were on the wing including Ringlet, Speckled Wood and the  Dark Green Fritillary, shown below.

Dark Green Fritillary

News from the ringing team in the north is that they have reached their destination, Cape Wrath.  Internet connection is poor, but hopefully a photo showing their activities will reach us soon.


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