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Nature Walk May 2023

Our nature walk was led by Dr Ian Beavis, entomologist and natural history specialist. The day was sunny and warm but also windy which kept some of the butterflies and moths away. However we all enjoyed the event and here is a list of the flowers and insects he identified: 


Mouse Ear Hawkweed

Bulbous Buttercup (rarer than the other varieties. Sepals turn backwards)

Meadow Buttercup

Creeping Buttercup

Bird’s Foot Trefoil

Cuckoo Flower (also known as Ladies Smock, or Milkmaid) This is a food plant of the Orange Tip Buttefly)


Climbing Vetch

Germander Speedwell

Herb Robert

Lesser Stitchwort

Red Clover

Cat’s Ear

Rib Wort Plantain

Field Woodrush


Ox Eye daisy


Quaking grass

Green Alkanet

Green Winged Orchid


Yellow Iris



Small Heath Butterfly (quite rare)

Small Comma Butterfly

Holly Blue Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly

Buff Tailed Bumblebee

Red Girdled Mining Bee (found on Speedwell)

Male Mining Bee

Flesh Fly


Red Damselfly

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