Collard Hill NT

Highlights from a recent visit to the only one of the Large Blue re-introduction sites open to the general public. A stunning area of sun-drenched chalk meadow on the side of a steep hill close to Street in Somerset.

Pyramid Orchid

Pyramid Orchid

Large Blue Butterfly

Large Blue Butterfly

Large Blue Butterfly

Female Large Blue oviposting (egg laying) in Wild Thyme

Greater Butterfly Orchid

Greater Butterfly Orchid (past its best)

Pyramid Orchid and Common Green Grasshopper

Pyramid Orchid and Meadow Grasshopper

Marbled White

Marbled White

Restharrow

Restharrow

In addition to the Butterfies and plants it’s also a great site for Spotted Flycatchers and the more common warblers.