Friday, 15 June 2018

Day 3 - Cerne Abbas and Mapperton

Having climbed up to the meadows around the famous giant, we were rewarded with a very obliging Marsh Fritillary who posed for a long time on a dandelion, allowing many of us to get photographs from all angles.  We also found a Gold Ring dragon fly and Beautiful Demoiselles around the bridge over the stream near to the car park. The Pyramidal orchid was a record shot to remind me how to distinguish it from the Common Spotted  - both the shape and the fact that the petals are plain colour without any markings.  In the afternoon to Mapperton - the seat of the Earl of Sandwich, where we walked the gardens. One tiny bee with full pollen sacs busy on a daisy

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