Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Saturday 23 August 2014

Marsh Frits and Cranberry

There seems to be something of a welcome revival with Marsh Frits on the NE side of Tonyrefail, with no less than 38 larval webs counted by Ben Williams and I yesterday. So it sounds like the dozen or so adults seen in June must have either been very busy or we somehow missed the peak activity. Also Cranberry is much in evidence along the sphagnum filled ditches and berries should be fully ripened next month. We're trying to find some way of getting cattle to graze some of the ranker parts to hopefully avoid worst of winter grass fires.

1 comment:

  1. Great news Richard - especially after last year. I started looking for MFs around the third week of May, but I didn't see any significant numbers until the first week of June.