Thursday, 26 May 2016

Noar Hill, Hayling Island and The New Forest

Here's a selection from a day spent in Hampshire on May 16th:

Noar Hill

Lots of Duke of Burgundy on the wing here with at least fifty seen. This was a real treat for me as I've only ever seen them in their Somerset sites where five is the highest number I'd seen.

Duke of Burgundy - Hamearis lucina

Green Hairstreak - Callophrys rubi

Small Heath - Coenonympha pamphilus

 Early Purple Orchid - Orchis mascula
Also available in pink and white.

Fly Orchid - Ophrys insectifera  
 The only Fly Orchid with a flower open was this strange coloured one with very little pigmentation

White Germander Speedwell - Veronica chamaedrys

Hayling Island

Bur Chervil - Anthriscus caucalis

Round-leaved Cranesbill - Geranium rotundifolium

 Grass Eggar Caterpillar - Lasiocampa trifolii

Mother Shipton - Euclidia mi

New Forest

Heath Dog Violet - Violet canina

Adderstongue Fern - Ophioglossum vulgatum
An unusual example with a split stalk looking even more like an adder's tongue

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