Friday, 6 August 2010

Cissbury Wall

In spite of the grey skies we ventured out to Cissbury Ring. A hundred yards or so up the gentle path up the hill a female Wall butterfly landed on the chalky substrate and generously opened it wings for some great photo opportunities. Others seen were Large Whites, Common Blues, Ringlets and Gatekeepers.
female Wall (top, above and below)

  Common Blue
 There were Harebells in the dyke
Dwarf Thistle
male Panorpa communis, a Scorpionfly. The bulbous rear end is the male genitalia

Wayfaring tree. The fruit turn from red to black and are mildly toxic.

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