03 June 2010

Sunny day in the Campsies

Today was a beautiful, warm and sunny day. We decided to walk along a ridge overlooking the Carron Valley reservoir, where we had been skiing in the winter.

Eventually we reached this waterfall, which was surrounded by flowers.

There had recently been a rock fall which has filled in the pool below the highest fall.

The picture below was taken in May 2009, before the rock fall.

A closer view of the freshly fallen rocks.

Nearby we found a few Early Purple Orchids (Orchis mascula)...

...and plenty of Mossy Saxifrage (Saxifraga hypnoides)

The sun had brought out lots of butterflies, including this freshly emerged Green-veined White...

... and a pair of Orange-tips.

The male is above and the female below. The flower is Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis) which is the most common species of flower on which the Orange-tip lays its eggs.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Loved the site especially the orchid photographs.

Best wishes.

Brian Allan.

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