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Mainly Insects and Flowers

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Saturday 24th June - Saturday 8th July 2017
A visit to Lower Woods yesterday morning with Mark produced seven White Admirals and c30 Silver-washed Fritillaries - these included a valezina female, too quick to photograph, but the first one I've seen. Other butterflies included three Purple Hairstreaks.
  This Lizard Orchid at a South Glos site had gone over; I'll have to visit earlier next year.

By contrast, the Barrow Wake Musk Orchids were at their peak last Saturday.
A few Bee Orchids were in the area.

I got good views of Purple Hairstreaks recently at RHS Wisley in one of the formal gardens and in the Oak Wood area.
  And finally, some wildlife from NT Coughton Court yesterday: