2. Maidencombe Fields and Cliffs: Rich in flowers and butterflies 2018:06:01

A very interesting walk on a warm but misty day. This was a 6 mile walk. You could start from Maidencombe beach car park, Labrador Bay, or from Watcombe car park. Or from Maidencombe Cross if coming by bus.

A funnel web spider in the grass

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Milkwort, white

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A moth, but difficult to identify

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Ribwort plantain: Plantago lanceolata

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Sorrel

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A beetle

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Nearby another betle

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Pale Flax: Linum bienne

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One of many butterflies seen today

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Field Pansy: Viola arvensis

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Creeping convolvulus: Convolvulus arvensis

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Spiders web

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Foxglove: Digitalis

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Bumble bee on red campion

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Hedges covered in honeysuckle

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Herb Bennet: Geum urbanum

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Day flying moth hovering and sucking nectar from Red Campion

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Flies on umbelliferae spp.

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Bees visiting foxglove

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Blue butterfly

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Strawberry

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An irridescent green beetle with brown wing covers

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Orchid

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A very misty viewpoint.

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Daisy on the steep cliffs

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Elderflowers

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Wild dog rose: Rosa canina

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Madder: Rubia peregrina

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Flies on umbelliferae

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Flower rich meadow with trefoil and clover

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Bladder Campion: Silene vulgaris

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A tall vetch with dense clusters of small white flowers

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Yellow Rattle: Rhinanthus minor, partly parasitic and a sign of old pasture

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Small copper butterfly: Lycaena phlaeas

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Butterfly Painted Lady: Vanessa cardui

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Butterfly Small Copper: Lycaena phlaeas

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Insects on umbelliferae spp

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Insects on umbelliferae

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