West Soar to Bolt Head

Butterfly counts on south-facing non-spring grazed slopes at National Trust site: Dark Green Fritillary 259; Grayling 136; Meadow Brown 351; Silver-studded Blue 143; Gatekeeper 207; Marbled White 32. First sightings of Small Skipper & Ringlet. Rest of grassland chronically overgrazed this spring & early summer and an ecological dead zone!

Reminds me of the song "Where have all the flowers gone". In this part of Devon eaten by livestock everyone!!

Posted June 25th, 2018 at 5:17 pm by Rob Macklin in Other Wildlife