Large Blue Open day

Hi all,

Although the morning began cloudy and rather windy, Large Blues were still found on the wings of Collard. Those of you who came I hope you had a wonderful day and enjoyed the National Trust North Somerset team out in force also with our wonderful volunteers! I would like to thank David Simcox and Sarah Meredith for their time on Collard! Also special thanks to Will again who many of you will have seen today at my side and best of luck to you!

The majority of the sightings occurred this afternoon as the blue skies drew in and engulfed Collard in warmth allowing the flight of the Large Blues. Sightings shot from 6 this morning to 21 this afternoon! The sun can truly work wonders! The Quarry was again full of activity as well as the Eastern Glade as the winds began to drop! I hope just as much success occurred over at Green Down.

This one had been attacked on one side, but must have narrowly escaped the mouth of a bird.

This one had been attacked on one side, but must have narrowly escaped the mouth of a bird.

Stunned in the wind.

Stunned in the wind.

a rather battered male clinging on

A rather battered male clinging on

Check out some more of the visitor photos from the past few days!

Chris Roughley

Chris Roughley

Chris Roughley

Chris Roughley

Laurie Jenkins

Laurie Jenkins

Robert Bridge

Robert Bridge

Deborah Philips

Deborah Philips

Julie Rogers

Julie Rogers

The first sightings of the Small Skippers this season have now appeared on Collard in the Quarry- a honeypot for the butterflies it seems!

Small Skipper

Small Skipper

The Marbled Whites continue to fly with sightings also of the Common Blue, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, Small Heath and once again a Painted Lady!

Marbled White under wing!

Marbled White under wing!

Just a quick warning on the Orchids, the Bee and the Wasp Orchids are about to go over so if you would like to see them in all their glory head down quick!

Rikki Harrington

Rikki Harrington

Collards delights never end!

 

Rosie

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