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Friday, 11 October 2013

Further finds on the Walk to Bradshaw, Ogden and Soil Hill on 6th Sept

Red Admiral Butterfly sipping Bramble juice at Ogden Reservoir
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Comma Butterfly doing the same
First time I've noticed this behaviour

 Cortinarius thought possibly C. flexipes by finder Steve beside Ogden Res.
Webcaps like this are poisonous. 

Rabbit at entrance to its burrow at Bradshaw


There was a steep south-facing bank near a cottage which had a tangle of wild plants, but with the soil showing through. It was alive with grasshoppers, said to be stridilating, but that's one natural sound I can no longer hear to my great regret. (Too many loud music gigs!)

With thanks to PeachySteve  for taking and forwarding the pictures.

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