Apologies if you went to Collard today and didn’t see a ranger as myself and Barry retreated from Collard due to the rain this afternoon. I have had the chance to upload some of the visitors’ photos that have been sent in though.
This mornings sunshine brought out between 6 and 9 individual Large Blues. The ones I saw were looking pretty bedraggled after last nights rain but Barry saw one looking in more pristine condition. As well as in the usual places (behind the blue roped area we call the Eastern Glade or in the quarry area) I saw one flying on the slope above the oak tree alongside a Marbled white. If you intend to visit, tomorrows forecast looks a bit better.