"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Monday, 1 May 2017

A mixed bag at Ringstead Downs

It was a rather overcast and windy for a walk through the downs this afternoon but nevertheless there was a good wildlife selection to see.  Only 4 butterflies (3 Green-veined White and 1 Orange-tip) but other insects were around including a queen common wasp resting on a bramble leaf.

There were also a lot of these flies (?) on the buttercup flowers.

A large red slug was climbing up a dead stalk.


There were quite a lot of plants in flower including a few early flowers of Horseshoe Vetch.

Among the other plants in flower were Common Vetch, Field Pansy, Lesser Trefoil, Little Mouse-ear, Field Mouse-ear and Hairy Tare (below).

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