Thursday, 12 July 2012

Slonk Hill Cutting

12 July 2012
The rain held off under an overcast sky. I made a brief detour to the southern bank of the Slonk Hill Cutting, where immediately the first of a few Marbled White Butterflies fluttered around the fading Common Orchids

Marbled White
Then the first of a few Meadow Browns appeared, but it was a few minutes before I saw my first Ringlet Butterfliesof the year. Over dozen of these butterflies flew languidly amongst the orchids in the meadow-like embankment; the longer I stayed the more that appeared.