Saturday, 28 July 2012

Old Winchester Hill, NNR

breathtaking .. the vineyard field margin ..
marbled white (Melanargia galathea)
chalkhill blue (Lysandra coridon) male
Cf Scabiosa columbaria
dark green fritillary (Argynnis aglaja)
cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)
six-spot burnet (Zygaena filipendulae)
meadow brown (Maniola jurtina)
small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
chalkhill blue (Lysandra coridon) female
round headed rampion (Phyteuma orbiculare) - thanks Sarah !


  1. Hi Pete, great photos. After spending so much time helping my friend with his dissertation on Old Winchester Hill, I recognised the last image above as Round-headed rampion - the theme of his dissertation. Must make a note to visit the hill for sketching next year. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine down there !

  2. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for the botanical correction .. my flora ID can be a bit hiss and miss at times ! The weekend sunshine has been more than welcome here.

    Enjoy the rest of your Edinburgh stay .. I look forward to seeing more of your artwork from the course.



  3. Great pictures!
    You have a wonderful blog.
    I'm happy to have found you.

    1. Cheers Amanda .. I'm glad that you have enjoyed the Blog !