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July Wildlife Top Trumps Drag Your Wellies from the Swamp

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I declare one common newt. Who's going to bring out the basking sharks?

violetwellies Mon 23-Jul-12 21:43:10

Sun glorious sun :-) grin ladies bedstraw in profusion and butterflies, ringlet I think, they were fluttering about.

reluctanttownie Wed 25-Jul-12 13:18:21

Quite new and only just discovered this bit!

Not very expert but went recently went to Iceland where we saw Harlequin Ducks. First time we were next to some real twitchers who were beside themselves with excitement although they were miles away and tiny even through binoculars. Second time they were really really extremely close, so we were lucky.

MegBusset Wed 25-Jul-12 21:03:11

I saw a sparrowhawk the other day, flying over a field. Never seen one before!

I saw seals (Atlantic greys) and a lovely blue jelly fish, and I looked hopefully for basking sharks but no luck. Loads of lovely wildflowers on the Cornish road sides but hardly any butterflies. Can we have a butterfly spot? I can start with one Ringlet and one Large White.

violetwellies Sun 29-Jul-12 09:28:35

Loads of ringlets at the bottom of our lane, lots of little birds taking advantage & in the hair dressers a dragon fly. I dont go for a haircu t very often( first visit this year)

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