Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Thursday, 26 June 2014

After visiting Ben Williams in Tonteg on Monday, he, Gareth Tonks and I had a quick look at Ben's favourite Wych Elm tree by the river at Upper Boat, where you come out of the Industrial Estate to join A470. After just a few minutes viewing the crown of this fairly short & stout tree, a couple of very fresh looking White letter Hairstreaks displayed themselves briefly.

None seen yet in Alun valley, but worth a "stop & stare" for a few minutes at canopy of any elms which appear alive. If there is thistle or bramble in flower nearby, you might get nectaring shots as their flight season continues for probably 4 to 6 weeks yet.

1 comment:

  1. NIce to see your post Richard - glad everything seems to be working OK now!