Friday, 22 April 2011

Cock Hill Moor Thursday



Hi All, Wandering on Cock Hill Moor yesterday saw lots of Common Heath and about 30 Green Hairstreak, these two enjoying the sun. Also saw what I think is a wild violet. Can anyone confirm? Win



4 comments:

AndyC said...

Looks like Dog violet maybe...keep an eye on that area for DG frtillarys...

Winston said...

Hi Andy found out its a Marsh Violet, Viola palustris. There were very few around, beautiful thing and unlike moths kept still for its photo.

brian leecy said...

Was going to say Winston,if you had a pic of the leaves they are quite disinctive ,that is a foodplant of Dk Green Frits as Andy mentions !

Steve Cummings said...

Marsh Violet and Dog (?) Violet were in flower at Sheddon Clough on Monday. No Frits on the wing though. I went specifically to get pics of the food plant and got some video of Green Hairstreaks whilst up there.
Must check this site later in the year for DGFs.
Where is Cock Hill Moor?