Saturday, 23 June 2012


During a work party on the reserve today between us we saw  Marbled White, Common Blue, Meadow Brown and Large Skipper. A probable Azure Damselfly and some Thick-thighed Flower Beetles were also seen. The most exciting sighting was of a couple of Common Broomrape flowers - I think this may be a first record for Narroways. Other flowers of note included Sainfoin and Grass Vetchling. Some Nail Galls on lime leaves were noteworthy.

Common Broomrape

Nail Galls
Back in Monty, some Feverfew flowers were seen along the railway path and Common Chickweed along the bridge. A Chiffchaff and a Blackcap were singing at the same location and lots of Harlequin Ladybirds were sitting on bramble leaves along Fairlawn Road.

Common Chickweed
Another juvenile Blackbird heard in the garden area - could this be a third brood of the summer? - and a Robin seen.

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