Saturday, July 19, 2008



Returning from Jane's sisters we stopped at Harwood forest to walk Bunts. I didn't hold out much hope of seeing any butterflies as there were quite a few heavy rain showers. The sun soon came out though and within a few minutes there were dozens of Ringlets and this nice fresh Dark Green Fritillary on the wing.




We walked along a ride next to a clearfell just north of the village. There were loads of flowers in the ditches and open spots including Sneezewort(above), Cross leaved Heath, Lesser Spearwort, Welted Thistle, Meadow Vetchling and Ragged Robin. There were loads of Raspberries (above) growing wild in amongst the tree stumps, but they seemed to be rain damaged. I bet you could have picked a lot last week when they were fresher...

2 comments:

swifty said...

Black Bees include the Carpenter Bee but that is a southern European species. The most probable seems to be the Leaf-cutter bee which is mostly black but has a few golden hairs on its lower abdomen.

Boulmer Birder said...

Thanks Swifty, I'm still not sure...