Saturday, 23 May 2009

Adonis, Man orchids and a mysterious Earthwork

The Sussex branch of Butterfly Conservation organized a walk to Wolstonbury Hill just north of Brighton. An earthwork of unknown origin tops the hill, and a carpet of Horseshoe Vetch covers the slopes. Great photo ops for a Cinnabar moth, Small Blue, Small Brown and an Adonis Blue, which the site is noted for. Neil showed us the rare Man Orchid, very pretty in a macro shot. Horses trekked across the down, and a roe deer buck eyed us on the way back.

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