Salthill Quarry Nature Reserve ~ August. πŸ¦‹πŸŒΌ

Melilot.

Somehow I didn’t get up to my local reserve in July, but I have had two wanders round Salthill Quarry Nature Reserve recently. Lots of wildflowers still blooming, including a couple of ‘ new to me’ ones. I also took part in the Big Butterfly Count πŸ¦‹ , there is still time to submit your sightings. 2020 has been a bumper year for people taking part apparently.

Rosebay Willowherb.
Ox- Eye Daisy.
Yarrow. Pretty in pink.
Agrimony.
Small Tortoishell on Marjoram. For me Small Tortoishells have been the butterfly of 2020. Never seen so many.
The Wintergreens are still thriving.

Field Scabious.
Carline Thistle.
Red Admiral.
On the verge.
Great Burnett.
Eyebright.
Ragwort.
Skipper.
A ruffled looking rook.
Autumn Gentian/ Felwort.

Have a lovely weekend. πŸ¦‹

32 thoughts on “Salthill Quarry Nature Reserve ~ August. πŸ¦‹πŸŒΌ”

  1. Great nature shots, I love the pink of the Rosebay Willowherb. I’ve also seen a lot of tortoiseshell butterflies this summer, it must be the year for them πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photos. I was walking in a limestone grassland area yesterday and there were a few flowers that I didn’t know the names of that you have identified for me here, so thank you!

    1. That’s great. πŸ™‚ I am getting better at identifying flowers. My books and there’s an app too that I have on my phone now, I Naturalist, really helps. πŸ™‚

  3. Another lovely walk & photos Sharon. I’ve been a bit behind on blog reading & had missed this post. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

  4. I saw some beautiful peacock butterflies on our walk yesterday. They were busy on some thistles, so I got to have a really good look at them. X

  5. Brilliant diversity of flowers. Lets hope the year has been a bumper one for butterflies too! I’ve never seen Autumn Gentian. I think I might need to seek it out.

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