When your labrador refuses to get out of the car because its too windy you know you’re in for some interesting weather!

The wind was even stronger today with the anemometer (hours of fun that thing!) displaying steady readings of 23mph and reaching a maximum of 37mph. As it was coming from the South it was hitting the slope pretty heavily leaving little shelter for anything to fly in.

I did spot one hardy Speckled Wood on the Eastern Glade but again didn’t see anything much else unfortunately. Still, fingers crossed for the weekend, especially as its our open day on Sunday.

I will leave you with a couple of snaps from today of the ponies and a rather nice Common Spotted Orchid bunch on Ivythorn.

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-Steve, Large Blue Ranger 2013


3 thoughts on “13.6.13

  1. Hi Steve, We were the 3 at Collard Hill yesterday, braving the wind…..
    Before we visited I had looked at the National Trust Website as we are members and found no links to Collard Hill on the site at all. Had we seen your blog, with the address from your Business Card we would probably not have visited, though the walk with the views and the Orchids were certainly worth seeing.
    I spotted a Twayblade for the first time without being prompted, so I felt really good.
    Could you ask The National Trust to put a link to Collard Hill on the Website, not just lost amongst Blogs?

    • Hi Susan,
      Thanks for the information regarding the blog, I was under the impression that thjere was a link from the National Trust website to the blog. We have been under going some work however with the website so I shall look into this and try and set the link up again. The site is begining to look great with all the orchids coming out.
      Thanks and I hope you will visit Colard again.
      Hayley – Ranger for the Mendip and Polden Hills

  2. Not sure if this is the right place to leave a report as not clear where to send these too…however I saw a Large Blue today, 14th June 2013 at midday-ish, in the area I think is known as the Quarry. It looked like a male, small spots and a thin abdomen, and I did get a poor photo if you need proof. I told some chap Roger and a group visiting from Dorset so news should be out.

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