Great Orme, Llandudno 22/6/10

Very warm, sunny day proved excellent for butterflies on a circuit of the MarineĀ  Drive – large numbers of silver-studded blues, impressive numbers of graylings on the hot rocks, 7-8 small pearl-borded fritillaries, several large skippers,ringlet, red admiral, ringlet, small tortoiseshell, wall brown and speckled wood. Interesting plants were slender St. John’s, fairy flax, pyramidal orchid, rock whitebeam and juniper. Another visit 2 days later had a family of choughs feeding in the steep turf above the seabird cliffs near the lighthouse, gannets diving close inshore and a pair of peregrines causing great commotion amongst the kittiwakes.

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