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07-07-19: Slepe Heath

small heath, grayling, silver-studded blue, speckled wood, marbled white

emerald damselfly, mottled bee-fly, wood ant, heath tiger beetle, labyrinth spider, red soldier beetle

yellow bartsia, bramble, common centaury, catsear, scarlet pimpernel, red clover, mouse-ear hawkweed, white clover, self heal, tormentil, bell heather, birdsfoot trefoil, yarrow,slender st johns wort, tufted vetch, cross-leaved heath, eyebright, hop trefoil, lesser trefoil, agrimony, ribwort plantain, common ragwort, white water-lily, bog asphodel, bog pondweed, southern marsh orchid greater birdsfoot trefoil, thyme-leaved sandwort, beaked hawksbeard, blue fleabane, heath bedstraw, meadow buttercup, haresfoot clover, rough hawkbit, ling, dwarf grose, round-leaved sundew, bog myrtle, bog pimpernel, lesser spearwort, marsh thistle, greater marsh bedstraw, sheep's sorrel, narrow-leaved hawkweed, silverweed, daisy, honeysuckle, dovesfoot cranesbill, lesser stitchwort, common ,ouse-ear, herb-robert, black medick

sharp-flowered rush, bulbous rush, soft rush, purple moor grass, bracken, cocksfoot, sweet vernal, Yorkshire fog, soft brome, crested dogs tail, annual meadow grass

Peter Orchard


A warm, humid afternoon but a great walk yielding heath tiger beetle (my first ever), mottled beefly and yellow bartsia - all rare species.

05-07-19: Hartland Moor

silver-studded blue, small heath, large white, large skipper, peacock, meadow brown, grayling, painted lady

keeled skimmer, heath potter wasp, buff-tailed bumblebee, large red-tailed bumblebee, heath bumblebee, purbeck mason bee, common wasp

bramble, bell heather, mouse-ear hawkweed, ribwort plantain, white clover, lesser stitchwort, catsear, tormentil, cross-leaved heath, sheep's sorrel, common centaury, selfheal, lesser trefoil, foxglove, ling, honeysuckle, round-leaved sundew, bog asphodel, yellow pimpernel, gorse, wood sage, dog rose, wild thyme, yarrow, common ragwort, birdsfoot trefoil, heath bedstraw, agrimony, scarlet pimpernel, oxeye daisy, meadow buttercup, red clover, creeping cinquefoil, lady's bedstraw, slender st johns wort, fied rose, broom, common storksbill, dovesfoot cranesbill, eyebright, smooth hawksbeard, pink oxalis

wite beak sedge, deer-grass, bulbous rush, soft rush

Peter Orchard


Cloudier and more humid today so it was a bit of hard work! Out along the dry heath path, round the bog loop, back along the dry heath and then up on to the tramway. Three very different environments. 

04-07-19: Middlebere Heath

small heath, meadow brown, marbled white

daisy, common storksbill, mouse-ear-hawkweed, eyebright, sheep's sorrel, yarrow, bell heather, beaked hawksbeard, lesser stitchwort, haresfoot clover, hop trefoil, dovesfoot cranesbill, ribwort plantain, common centaury, bamble, birdsfoot trefoil, white clover, common ragwort, germander speedwell, tormentil, catsear, red clover, common mallow 

Peter Orchard


03-07-19: Middlebere Farm

sika deer, rabbit

wren, chaffinch, blackbird, chiffchaff, black-headed gull, mallard, black-tailed godwit, grey heron, house sparrow, shelduck, carrion crow, little egret, wood pigeon

meadow brown, painted lady, ringlet, large skipper, red admiral, gatekeeper, marbled white, large white, comma, grayling

red soldier beetle, cinnabar moth (+ cats), swollen-thighed beetle, buff-tailed bumblebee

Scarlet pimpernel, dovesfoot cranesbill, daisy, catsear, round-leaved cranesbill, field madder, ribwort plantain, birdsfoot trefoil, bramble, smooth hawksbeard, lesser trefoil, common sowthistle, lesser stitchwort, slender thistle, dog rose, herb-robert, yarrow, ladys bedstraw, red clover, white clover, cit-leaved cranesbill, honeysuckle, common centaury, self-heal, black medick, hop trefoil, creeping cinquefoil, common comfrey, common sorrel, creeping buttercup, common mallow, common ragwort, oxeye daisy, germander speedwell, agrimony, common mouse ear, field forget-me-not, foxglove, nipplewort, small-flowered buttercup, elder, mouse-ear-hawkweed, cleavers, white campion, common storksbill, bell heather, silverweed, wood dock, bladder campion, hedge mustard, thyme-leaved sandwort, beaked hawksbeard, black horehound, hogweed, rough chervil, slender st john's wort, meadow vetchling, common valerian, great bindweed, common poppy, dandelion, common nettle, hedge woundwort, creeping thistle, tufted vetch, Russian comfrey, great willowherb, hemlock water dropwort, rosebay willowherb, meadow buttercup


Peter Orchard


After a fairly abysmal June, July has seen the start of summer and it was a lovely afternoon for flower spotting at Middlebere.