What success! The weather may have been a let down once again, but the day as a whole certainly was not.
The experts Dave Simcox (who helped with researching and introducing the Large Blue butterfly to Collard Hill) and Sarah Meredith (a former Volunteer Large Blue Ranger) were on site to guide the tour. What a fantastic help they were too! We all saw Marbled Whites, Large Blue butterfly eggs nestled in Wild Thyme and 5 Large Blues in total on Collard Hill (despite the rain and lack of sunshine). We also pointed out the Wasp, Bee and Pyramidal Orchids nearer the bottom of the Hill.
Overall everyone seemed delighted at the end of the Collard Hill tour and had already gained very respectable images for the first half of the Open Day. Next tour for the day was Green Down with another expert Matt Green, accompanied by Dave and Sarah.
Plus my day started with a walk around the YHA where I found these: