Bullcliffe NR

I decided on an early evening outing to the old colliery site at Bullcliffe and wish I hadn’t, the hay fever kicked in really bad, but the nature was good which more than made up for it.

On arrival  I started in the first right hand field and here I found Common Blue, Azure and Blue tailed Damselflies along with the newly emerged Meadow Brown and Ringlet Butterflies also with Common Blue Butterfly, Small Heath and Large Skipper Butterflies. A fewmoths were seen Common Carpet, Yellow Shell, Shaded Broad Bar and a species of Plume Moth [Stenoptilia zophodactylus??]

Birds were about with Yellowhammers, Goldfinch, Chiffchaff,  and Common Whitethroat and with a Hairy Sheild Bug and a Golden bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle seen, so I was off home with a smile a very runny nose, sneezing, eyes itching and tears, roll on winter 😉

Small Heath Butterfly

Small Heath Butterfly

Azure Damselfly

Azure Damselfly

Sloe Shield Bug

Sloe Sheildbug

Plume Moth

Plume Moth Stenoptilia zophodactylus??

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