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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Orchids & Kidney Vetch

Today went to a couple of sites with Greenie [in the wild]. First stop was a site near New Addington full of Common Spotted and Pyramidal Orchids.

Then it was a move to Farleigh Dean, A Valley which is now a golf course, the yellow in the pictures is mostly Kidney Vetch, the foodplant for the Small Blue Butterfly, several were seen flying around the flowerheads, a pair was seen.

 Then it was onto the Glanville Site, where 3 were seen on the muddy track at the bottom of the site, one fed on Birds-foot Trefoil, before flying off.
 The second one was mud puddling in a damper patch.

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