|Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne|
A return visit to Rewell Wood today proved fruitful as I joined 3 other enthusiasts to witness the orange flying circus that is the Pearl-bordered Fritillary season. They fluttered around a scallop that was created for them a few years ago. It was not necessary to go into the clearing - some settled by the path. Everyone was careful not to trample on the leaf litter which contains the pupae which will emerge soon. I spotted a female Orange-tip attempting to lay on garlic mustard, but couldn't find any eggs. Brimstones also fluttered around.
I then visited Fairmile Bottom where the grazing regime has created large swathes of cowslips.
|Orange-tip female attempting to lay on Garlic Mustard|
|Cowslips, at Fairmile Bottom|
|Deer Tick, Ixodes scapularis|
|Green-winged Orchid, Anacamptis morio|
|tiny Hairy Shieldbug, Dolycoris baccarum|
|Hazel Leaf-roller Weevil, Apoderus coryli|
|Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria|
|Pendulous Sedge, Carex pendula|
|Primroses, Primula vulgaris|
|Wild Strawberry, Fragaria vesca|