Saturday 29 April 2017

Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Green-winged Orchids

Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne
On Thursday I met Mark at Anchor Bottom where we enjoyed the views and the Green-winged Orchids which cover the slope. They are also known as Green-veined Orchids and are small, no doubt due to the lack of water recently. I then visited Rewell Wood and found a pristine Pearl-bordered Fritillary and several moths: Speckled Yellows and a Sharp-winged Drill. I returned the following day and found Grey-gorse Piercer moths, a Common Carpet and a Hemp-agrimony Plume.
Anchor Bottom

Common Milkwort, Polygala vulgaris

Green-winged Orchid, Anacamptis morio
They are also known as Green-veined Orchids

Green-winged Orchid, pink form

Rewell Wood: 
Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne

Sharp-winged Drill, Dichrorampha acuminatana

Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata

Speckled Yellow, Pseudopanthera macularia

Speckled Yellow

Bugle, Ajuga reptans

Wild Strawberry, Fragaria vesca

Woodruff, Galium odoratum

Friday April 28:
Common Carder Bumblebee, Bombus Pascuorum

Common Carpet, Epirrhoe alternata

Grey Gorse Piercer, Cydia ulicetana

Hemp-agrimony Plume, Adaina microdactyla

nestlings, probably Blackbirds, in Gorse bush

Orange-tip egg, Anthocharis cardamines on Garlic Mustard

Orange-tip egg

Thyme-leaved Speedwell, Veronica serpyllifolia

Thyme-leaved Speedwell

Yellow Pimpernel, Lysimachia nemorum

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