Saturday, 3 July 2010

Bolton Abbey Railway Station

I have been visiting Bolton Abbey Railway Station for many years and love to see the Common Blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) flying amongst the various species of wild orchid.

There is a fenced-off area of wildflower meadow adjacent to the car park which is home to strong colonies of both the Common Blue and the Six-Spot Burnet moth (Zygaena filipendulae).
Grasshoppers and Soldier Beetles were also much in evidence this morning.
The Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) was actually flying on the verge of the Burley-in-Wharfedale bypass where I stopped en route.

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