Sunday, 13 May 2012

Mixenden butterflies

Took a walk around Mixenden this morning. Okay might not be the first place you think to go for a walk but a nice stroll from the flats at the bottom up the side of the stream to Ogden and back down produced quite a few hotspots of butterfly activity. Meadow around adventure play area was busy with Orange Tip, males fighting amongst themselves and females hanging about on the cuckoo flower. Bit further along and the footpath from Mixenden Stones towards Mill Lane found lots of Speckled Wood, many of them mating. Males flying around with females hanging on for dear life! Coming back through the woodlands we saw Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell. Not a bad little spot with plenty of flowers out, works a little look if ever you are passing. Chris

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