Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Heyshott finale

view from Heyshott escarpment
This morning I joined five BC Sussex members and seven Murray Downland Trust members for our last winter work party at Heyshott. It was a tough climb to the top of the escarpment, but when the haze cleared later the view was spectacular, especially as we had increased the panoramic vista by 30% by removing scrub and trees. Plenty of primroses, wood anemones, celandines and cuckoo flower were out and I saw one Small Tortoiseshell and a Red Kite soaring overhead. I called by Angmering Woods on the way home and found some Scarlet Elf Cups, one of them the size of a five pence coin.
Daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Neil and Mike

Primrose alley
a gap has been created at the top of the escarpment
Cuckoo Flower, Cardamine pratensis,
food plant of the Orange Tip
Cuckoo Flower, Cardamine pratensis
Scarlet Elf Cup, Sarcoscypha coccinea
Wood Anemones, Anemone nemorosa

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