Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Whitefield Loch & Craigenveoch 20th August 2011

We had been to Whitefield Loch several times before but decided to take the track to Craigenveoch this time as we hadn’t tried that way before.  We were out to spot lots of butterflies and dragonflies and weren’t disappointed. Sadly I didn’t manage photos of the Emperor or Golden Ringed Dragonflies that we saw.

1-whitefield-loch

The loch looked very calm and there were a lot of fish jumping.

3-garden-sign

We walked to the garden first, it is looking very neglected.

4-fungi

Toadstool

5-common-darter

Common Darter (I think)

6-beware-of-the-bull

No plans to go through here!

7-what-bull

What bull?

8-peacock

Peacock Butterfly

9-shieldbug

Early instar shieldbug, probably a Spiked

10-7-spot-ladybirds

7 Spot Ladybirds

11 marsh-woundwort

Marsh Woundwort

12-Araneus-diadematus

Araneus-diadematus

13-spiked-shieldbugs

Spiked Shieldbug (Picromerus bidens)

14-sneezewort

Sneezewort

15-meadow-brown

A very tatty Meadow Brown

16-red-admiral

Red Admiral

17-peacock

Peacock

18-Sericomyia-silentis

Hoverfly Sericomyia silentis

19-red-admiral

Red Admiral

20-Arctophila-superbiens

Hoverfly Arctophila superbiens a bee mimic

21-knock-hill

Knock Fell

22-common-darter

Common Darter female

23-peacock

Peacock on Ragwort

24 grasshopper

Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)

25-cinnabar-caterpillar

Cinnabar Moth caterpillar

26-Perennial Sow-Thistle

Perennial Sow-Thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

27-stonechat

Young Stonechat

28-small-copper

Small Copper

29-squirrels-dining-table

Red Squirrels dining table

30-Sericomyia-silentis

Hoverfly Sericomyia silentis

31-black-darter

Black Darter

32-dark-arches

Dark Arches moth feeding on Ragwort

33-burn

Forest burn

34-view

Track through the felled forest

35-puffballs

Puffballs

36-common-darter

Common Darter female

37-common-darter m

Common Darter male

38-three-trees

Dead trees

39-wall-butterfly

Wall butterfly

40-peacock

Peacock

41-darter

Common Darter

42-Whitefield-loch

Back to the loch

4 comments:

Catches the Eye said...

Wonderful blog and beautiful shots. I recently spotted a grasshoppers on my garden wall , which was a hot day at the time. Thank you very enjoyable. Sheila

The Glebe Blog said...

Some great pictures Valerie.
Lovely post.

I'm led to believe that N.S.F (Support in Mind)no longer have the funding to maintain the facility here,which is a shame.

A popular place with the Wigtownshire Ramblers,we'll be here again in January for the walk to Knock Fell.

Poppy said...

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Melanie Lewicka said...

I love walking my dog up there especially at dawn when he can have the run of the forest. It's lovely and peaceful. Your photos are beautiful.