During the Wildlife Walk today, around thirty Pyramidal Orchids were found on the Deep pit bank. Also seen were several species of butterfly including Large and Essex Skippers, and a Hobby. PS.
A Hobby was seen hawking for insects above the Causeway this morning. Some Pyramidal Orchids are now out and a Gatekeeper was seen. PS.
There are now lots of Southern Marsh, Spotted and Bee Orchids out and even a few Pyramidal. A new species for the site has also been tentatively identified as Northern Marsh Orchid. The first Meadow Browns have also been seen. PS.
Another 21 Pyramidal Orchids were found on the north facing slope of the Deep Pit. A Hobby was the cause of a disturbance amongst the Swallows by the Railway Bridge. At least three Grasshopper Warblers were reeling around the Deep Pit. An Essex Skipper was found on the western end of the Slurry Lagoon.
Since the discovery of the plant on the bund, four new plants have been discovered, on the Slurry Lagoon and on the Deep Pit bank, opposite the railway line.