What a great day on Collard. As I had volunteers in today, I didnt arrive on site until 10am. Already, there were eager photographers down on the Eastern Glade taking pictures. I am really pleased they were there, as it gave me an idea on numbers of the large Blue – 5 in fact just within that area!
With the sunny weather, the blues were out in their numbers, 30 + in actual fact. They even showed their inside wings to the passing cameras.
I would say that by the end of today, at least 100 people passed through on Collard to see the Blue, its lovely to see all the support this little Butterfly is getting.
Quite a few Marbled whites are about on the hill now, most over towards the pine trees. The Wasp orchids are just passing their best now, but still looking pretty. There are plenty of Pyramidal Orchids out now, looking lovely and pink.
It was lovely chatting to people today, getting to know where people are coming from, to name a few, bristol, Minehead, Southhampton, Isle of White…
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Hayley Dorrington – Ranger for the Mendip and Poldens