CUMBRIA, Morecambe Bay, 3 - 6 July 2016 in the company of David Dennis

The Wheatsheaf Hotel
The Wheatsheaf Hotel

at Beetham, our excellent base for the trip

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Whitbarrow
Whitbarrow
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Hipparchia semele
Hipparchia semele

Grayling, at Whitbarrow on 3 July

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Palomena prasina
Palomena prasina

Green Shieldbug

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Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlets at Whitbarrow

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Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlets, a different view

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Aeshna mixta
Aeshna mixta

Migrant Hawker at Whitbarrow

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Coenonympha pamphilus
Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Heath, Whitbarrow

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Whitbarrow
Whitbarrow

Moss cushions

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Nichol's Moss
Nichol's Moss

location for the Large Heath, 4 July

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Narthecium ossifragum
Narthecium ossifragum

Bog Asphodel, nectar source for the Large Heath at Nichol's Moss

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Coenonympha tullia
Coenonympha tullia

Large Heath at Nichol's Moss on 4 July (the first of 6 photos of this species at this site)

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Coenonympha tullia
Coenonympha tullia

Large Heath, taken on 6 July (as are the next four photos of this species)

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Eriophorum angustifolium
Eriophorum angustifolium

Cotton grass at Nichol's Moss

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Coenonympha tullia
Coenonympha tullia

Large Heath

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Coenonympha tullia
Coenonympha tullia

Large Heath taking nectar from Cross-leaved Heath, Erica tetralix

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Sphagnum Moss
Sphagnum Moss

at Nichol's Moss

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Coenonympha tullia
Coenonympha tullia

Large Heath

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Coenonympha tullia
Coenonympha tullia

Large Heath

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Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Northern Brown Argus at Latterbarrow, a short drive from Nichol's Moss, on 4 July, and the next 4 photos

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Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Northern Brown Argus

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Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Northern Brown Argus

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Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

the same insect as in the previous photo

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Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Northern Brown Argus

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Arnside Knott
Arnside Knott

visited on the morning of 5 July

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, female, at Arnside Knott on 5 July, and in the next 3 photos

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, male

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Hipparchia semele
Hipparchia semele

Grayling, at Arnside Knott on 5 July

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Polygonia c-album
Polygonia c-album

Comma, Arnside Knott

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Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlet, a very pale specimen seen at Arnside Knott

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Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

the same Ringlet as in the previous shot

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Honister Pass
Honister Pass

above the slate quarry on the afternoon of 5 July, a site for the Mountain Ringlet (Erebia epiphron)

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Honister Pass
Honister Pass
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Herdwick Sheep
Herdwick Sheep

a 'classic' Lakeland/Cumbrian breed here at Honister

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Rana temporaria
Rana temporaria

upland Common Frog

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Honister Pass
Honister Pass

evidence of unfavourable weather and the non-appearance of Mountain RInglets: just have to come back sometime!

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Hipparchia semele
Hipparchia semele

Grayling, hunkered down on Whitbarrow, 6 July

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue, female, Whitbarrow, 6 July

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue, Whitbarrow

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue, Whitbarrow

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