Field meeting: Hetchell Woods

A scorcher of a day and a good turnout for the first of the summer field meetings at Hetchell Woods today. This is a YWT reserve near Thorner and first for the society as a field trip, though some of our members have been here before.

We had a good selection of things to look at, mostly plants, but with some other good records including marsh harrier, red kite and hornet. The plant list was good and I am sure we will have a list from the botanists soon but my favourite species of the day was this Mother Shipton moth. This is a common species but not one that I have photographed before and this one posed well. I’ve posted a few flower pictures too.

mother shipton moth

mother shipton moth

yellow pimpernell

yellow pimpernell

common stitchwort

common stitchwort

Update: Here is a list of the flowers we recorded on the trip sent in by Sue Gaynor

green alkanet
herb Bennett
crosswort,
wood speedwell
sanicle
dog violet
germander speedwell
twayblade
burnet rose
yellow archangel
pig nut
greater stitchwort
gelder rose
bugle (prolific)
golden saxifrage
yellow pimpernel
thyme leaved speedwell
creeping buttercup
wood sedge

Wakefield Naturalists field meeting

Wakefield Naturalists field meeting