Wednesday, 21 June 2017

One this day 21 June 2017

The wildlife at the park is now in full swing with the arrival of Large Skipper and  Ringlet Butterflies on the wing, Orchid still growing by the little stream. The only thing noted to day and the other day was the lack of the larger Dragonflies normally on the pond. Good numbers of the small Damselfly in the long grass. I had gone looking for shield bugs on the Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica). Did not find any here but did find some later on the lane on Banksfield.

Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica
Scentless Mayweed

16 spot-orange Ladybird
Tree bee

Ringlet butterfly

Large Skipper

Meadow brown


Harlequin ladybird 

Northern marsh orchid  (first recording at the park)

 Meadow crane's-bill

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Northern Marsh orchid

A little past it's best, but it's been the first time I have been to the park in a while, growing not far from the stream that runs through the joining of the two parks, placed it on iSpot and it has come back as Northern Marsh orchid ( not 100%) . It's the first time I have recorded Orchids at the park, there are two theories to why it might be here, the floods last year could have washed it down from the hills last year, as they are on the Chevin. Last year they dug a new path through from the playing fields, from past experience I have been surprised what grows when they move the soil.

note there are no spots on the leaf, this still is not a conclusive ID tool as Orchid are often a mix of two.