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.


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……


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.


One of the two Northern Marsh Orchids at Toad Holes Beck


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