A second day of the course organised by Morecambe Bay Partnerships to train potential grassland surveyors.
A day spent on hands and knees examining plants, catching grasshoppers and picnicking in the sunshine. Marvellous!
Mating Meadow Browns.
St. John’s Wort. (Perforate I think).
…with Cinnabar Moth caterpillar and Soldier Beetles.
Scabious. (Not Devil’s-bit – Small I think).
This is another rarity, featured in ‘Wild Flowers in Danger’. It’s found in East Anglia, in the Clifton Gorge in Avon, in Wales and in a handful of sites around Morecambe Bay. Part of the aim of the grassland project is to monitor this and a number of other rare species. Also, possibly to reintroduce this flower to other suitable sites, as has happened with Lady’s-slipper Orchid.