A team day trip to Collard and still no sightof the Blues

We usually have our monthly team meeting based at Fyne Court but as it’s the Large Blue season, we thought it would be good to vary the site a bit and head down to Collard Hill.

A lovely walk across Collard was had by all. For some, the site and project was new to them so it was a great chance to test my knowledge about the Large Blue and tell all what I have learnt the past couple of years.

It was pretty chilly to be honest and got a little gusty by the time we left so I am not surprised the Large Blues didn’t make an appearance for us. Two speckled woods and a small heath did however show themselves along the bottom of the Eastern Glade, (See map of Collard to get an idea of where I mean.)

The horses were on fine form and I watched them play in the top field for a bit; rolling around in the grass then galloping off at full pelt it was great to watch them have fun!

Hayley – Ranger for the Mendip and Polden Hills

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2 thoughts on “A team day trip to Collard and still no sightof the Blues

  1. Myself and my husband have just got back from Collard hill and we timed it right with a sunny spell. No large blues but I did see speckled woods, a common blue, a dingy skipper and a freshly emerged meadow brown.

    • Hi Rebecca,
      I have just spoken to Jim who was there today doing the transects. He too saw some newly emerged meadow browns and also a brown Argus which is quite exciting. As you said, still no blues but fingers crossed any day now as we have our open day this Sunday! Hope to see you on the hill again at some point.
      Hayley – Ranger for the Mendip and Polden hills.

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