Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Borough woods

Chicken of the woods

Lots of these on Nettles

Dryads saddle

Orchids in the paddocks below High house wood

I have been walking locally through the Borough and High house woods. Lots of butterflies on the wing with Ringlets and Speckled wood. I have also had these species in the garden this week. Dry weather means a lack of fungi but plenty of the above species in the woods. At Abbey woods this morning there was a family party of Bullfinches.


Citybirding said...

That's a cracking patch of Orchids

Anonymous said...

Nigel, the bug looks like Calocoris stysi.

I`m in agreement, it`s just too dry.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments and the id.

Earl Gray or Dave for short! said...

Looks like more hybrid orchids due to there size!
Bet it was on a former industrial site?

abbey meadows said...

Thanks Dave...unusually the orchids found here are only Common spotted and Common Twayblade. The field is a paddock next to ancient woodland well away from the coalfield area so I'm not sure of their origin.