Monday, 30 July 2012

Summer on the Edge

The Limestone grasslands on Wenlock Edge are looking stunning at the moment, there are plenty of Orchids to be seen as well as plenty of other wildflowers. The footpath along the top of Lea Quarry is probably the best place to look, there are also hundreds of Grasshoppers and Butterflies including Ringlets and Wall Brown. It is also possible if you are lucky to see Slow Worms basking in early morning sun to warm themselves up, we spotted a Common Lizard there recently during a sunny spell. They favour dry, short grassland and the female gives birth to live young during the Summer.

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