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Dark Green Fritillary nectaring on Hawkbit at Ainsdale Dunes

Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary nectaring on Hawkbit at Ainsdale Dunes
Kidney Vetch

Kidney Vetch

A classic plant associated with dry grasslands. Although more common on the chalk downs and cliffs the high lime content of the sand dunes allows it to thrive at Ainsdale.
Meadow Brown Butterlies mating low down in the grass

Meadow Brown

The partially parasitic Yellow Rattle

Yellow Rattle

Mating low down in the grass. Another classic plant usually associated with chalk downs
Broad-leaved everlasting pea

Broad-leaved everlasting pea.

Broad bodied Chaser (female)

Broad bodied Chaser (female)

Introduced from southern Europe and now naturalised throughout the sand dunes.

Looking to lay eggs within one of the slacks.  Unfortunately no sign of any Natterjack toads.

Biting Stonecrop

Biting Stonecrop

Sea Holly

Sea Holly

Male and female Stonechat

Male and female Stonechat

Great to see the male standing guard and sounding out it’s warning call whilst the female feeds the nearby fledglings. Also plenty of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks. Unfortunately the Sand Lizards remained hidden.

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