Early record for the Common Blue!

Had my first sighting of a male Common Blue butterfly at Raw Nook NR this morning.  Incidentally this is my earliest  record for the species.

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Common Blue

Found what I thought was a new Ladybird today also at Raw Nook NR…….but it turn out to be a Harlequin Ladybird just about to have dinner……

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Harlequin Ladybird well established now in our area

What was pleasing to see is the return of the Northern Marsh Orchid at Toad Holes Beck with 2 been found.  They were not there last year and probably flourished due to the wet weather.

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One of the two Northern Marsh Orchids at Toad Holes Beck

 

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