Wildflowers on the northern slopes of Butser

Wildflowers on the northern slopes of Butser

A recent post celebrated the beneficial effect that all the wet weather was having on the wild flora around the Park. Whilst the butterflies are only just starting to show with the sun, the main flowering is at its best on Butser Hill.

 

 

Two Orchid species, Frog and Pyramidal, always appear a little later in the season. The former are hard to spot but found in large numbers around the higher slopes of Butser. The latter are most obvious at the entrance to the Park’s bbq and events site just off the northbound slip road.

Frog orchid

Frog orchid

In two weeks time the Park will be running its first BioBlitz. This will run from 4pm on the Saturday through to 4pm on the Sunday and is a 24 hour nature hunt, with walks, talks, films, crafts and  a host of other wildlife related activities.

Pyramidal orchid

Pyramidal orchid

More information on the web-site at www.hants.gov.uk/qecp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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