Thursday, 25 July 2013

Whitbarrow NNR

A lovely day down in South Cumbria on Whitbarrow Scar. First though a walk in Witherslack Woods where we saw speckled wood and comma butterflies - which we don't get in North Cumbria, as well as lots of high brown fritillaries and a couple of silver washed frits too. We also found Strangalia quadrifasciata, a rare yellow and black long horn beetle.
High brown fritillary in Witherslack Woods

Common blue, Witherslack Woods - in the middle of a thistle patch!

Detail of dark red helleborine; harebells against silver birch; carline thistles.

.......and Rocky! - who tried to chase the thunder!

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