Dog Violet with Bombus pascuorum
A hillside at the top of the reserve covered on Ramsons or wild garlicAs for fauna, we came across a carcass of a crow which some carrion beetles are feeding on, they run and dig for cover but we manage some shots. We spot a Peacock and a Brimstone, and several bumblebees and many ladybirds.
The carrion beetle Oiceoptoma thoracica
Seven spots and an orange ladybird hibernating
There is a good path for most of the way, which becomes steep and narrow with steps to reach the top of the valley and then you can return in a circular walk on a higher path, a bit rougher and with more steps. Overall, a mile walk.
To top today's trip we see a Red Kite flying over Market Weighton and a hare in a field nearby.Location map:
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