Tag Archives: Brockadale YWT reserve

Sloe bugs on stinking helibore

I went back to Brockadale today looking for more wildflowers and came across one of the locally scarce stinking helibore pants. Although well past its flowering period, it was easily recognisable but the amazing thing was that it was totally covered in brightly coloured shield bugs! I have identified these as sloe bug (also known…

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Early purple orchids at Brockadale

The overcast light this morning seemed perfect for a trip to photograph early purple orchids at Brockadale YWT reserve. I figured they would be just about in bloom now and I was right. The whole of the limestone grassland was covered in a sea of purple and yellow, the yellow being cowslips which are just…

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