Saturday, 2 June 2012

A stroll round Cissbury Ring

Cinnabar moth, Tyria jacobaeae
Yesterday afternoon I visited Cissbury Ring for the first time in ages. I found two male Adonis Blues in the ditch on the north-east side, plus a Red Admiral which hid itself in the ground cover. This Cinnabar moth also showed itself. The Adonis flew up the slope towards the inner ring and I followed but lost them. A Small Heath then appeared and gave me the run around. There were plenty of flowers out, including honeysuckle. I saw a Woodpecker fly off and plenty of wild strawberries were ripening. Later in the evening while I was processing my photos, I received a SusSAR callout for a lady missing in the Leechpool Wood area of Horsham. We had a good turnout and it was 3am when I returned. My team saw a herd of 6 deer, a fox and two toads. Unfortunately no sighting of Jennifer Marsh.
Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus male
Bramble, Rubus fruticosus
Ground Ivy, Glechoma hederacea
views north-west

Clover, Trifolium sp
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata
Common Speedwell, Veronica officinalis
Common Vetch, Vicia sativa
Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum
Honeysuckle, Lonicera caprifolium
Rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus
Spider id needed
White Campion, Silene latifolia and Forget-me-not, Myostis sp
Wild Strawberry, Fragaria vesca
Wild Strawberry, Fragaria vesca
Leechpool Wood, Horsham:
Common Toad, Bufo bufo

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