Northumberland Diary Discussion: 19 July 2014
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Northumberland Diary. Entry 278.Go to latest contribution by John Good, 01 August 2014, 10:08. Go to bottom of this page.
There is an enjoyable article by Bryan Yorke on finding the Holly Fern (Polystichum lonchitis) at Hutton Roof - which is a place I had never heard of before (see the Pteridologist Vol.6, part 1, 2014). Very high temperatures down here in Kent at the moment and a nice dramatic storm last night which brought much needed rain. Greatly enjoyed this particular entry too. Some of our local fields have good stands of hemlock in them, so with corncockle as well...
What a wonderful photo of the Purpl-edged copper butterfly, like you I enjoy the butterflies almost as much as the plants when travelling abroad. I have just realised when writing this that I haven't seen a Small copper in the garden yet this year, which is unusual; they are always scarce around here but I usually have one or two in the garden.