Saturday, 3 April 2010

Steyning leaves and Chanctonbury Ring primroses

I bottled the latest batch of chianti then after lunch set off for a walk up Steyning Rifle Range. The devastation of the prunus written up by Neil of Sussex Butterfly Conservation was evident. Steyning Downlands Scheme workers had inadvertently cut down nearly every stand of the food plant of the Brown Hairstreak butterfly that I photographed last August. I explored the woodland by the meadow and found interesting light effects on the leaves and some tree ferns.
On the way back I passed a sign for Chanctonbury Ring so I decided to explore it for the first time.
The path was a muddy uphill trek, but worth the effort as the view was tremendous. The River Arun meandered to the north, and the sea view vista covered Littlehampton to Hove
In a hollow I found some primroses out in their glory. 
 The South Downs Way passes the Ring.

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