Saturday, 30 May 2009
Calf Hey Res and Troy Quarry...
At the Calf Hey car park there where a pair of Blackcap singing, there were 4 Oystercatchers at the top end of the Res.
Insects at Calf Hey: Lots of Large White Butterflies, a couple of Painted Ladies Butterflies heading West (the first one appeared at 0745hrs - very early in the day). Also Male Orange Tip Butterfly, one Speckled Wood on dam wall. Alderfly (Sialis Lutaria).
Flora at Troy: Thyme Leaved Speedwell, Lesser Trefoil, Common Vetch, Birdsfoot Trefoil (see photo below).
Flora at Calf Hey: Herb Robert, Saxifrage (unknown- see photo below left), Garlic Mustard,also Greater Stitchwort (see photo below right) Welsh Poppy (bird hide).