Sunday 12th June – Rained Off

Afternoon everyone, Christine here. It’s not been a day for butterfly activity, as I awoke to find the heavy rain forecast had arrived. I took a quick trip up to Collard this morning to collect a couple of things, but in the face of a horizon filled with cloud and a brisk wind blowing rain horizontally I made a speedy retreat. Some persistent rain today is still good news for the hill, as the slopes remain dry, particularly in the Eastern Glade. It’s predicted to brighten up again tomorrow, with sun by the afternoon, so the Large Blues should be flying. If you’re planning a visit in the next couple of days, make sure you take care as the site can be very slippy, and the clay soil very claggy after rain.

In the meantime, here are some of the other lovely flora and fauna that can be enjoyed at Collard….

A small Clustered Bellflower - Christine Tansey June 2011

Pyrausta purpuralis moth- Christine Tansey June 2011

A lone and early Small Scabious - Christine Tansey June 2011

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