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Other Recordings from the Flower Walk

Sunday, June 2nd 2019

Whilst out recording the flowers we did rather get waylaid looking at other things along the way.  Orange Tip Butterfly eggs on Cuckoo Flower are relatively easy to find, now that we know what we are looking for.  With some searching we can now find Brimstone Butterfly eggs on Alder or Alder Buckthorn.  Hopefully we will soon find the caterpillars of both species.

Some, possibly Peacock or Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars, have hatched and are feeding on the Nettles.  In the rain they hide underneath the leaves.

Adder's Tongue Fern grows on the wetland but some years ago we found some growing in another area of the reserve.  Unfortunately it was next to the fence with the camp and for security reasons the area was sprayed with weed killer and the fern disappeared.  Information says that Adder's Tongue is an annual.  Other sources says that it spreads by underground roots.  However it grows, it has re-appeared and is growing strongly.  It is also next to a path so another area that the volunteers who strim the path edges will have to avoid - thank you!

There were not many butterflies flying but we did see a Green Veined White

and a female Orange Tip.

A green beetle was photographed on a dandelion like flower.  So far it has not been identified.


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