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Sunday 29 August 2021

Some flowers on Wolstonbury Hill, West Sussex today


Round-headed Rampion
Our County flower

Red Bartsia


Great Mullein growing where the scrub was cleared and burnt pre-pandemic by "The Friends of Wolstobury"

Autumn lady's-tresses: the objective of this walk.

Butterflies on Wolstonbury Hill, West Sussex today


Chalkhill blue

Meadow browns

Common blues


Speckled wood on bridleway up.

Friday 20 August 2021

Some pictures from Anne's walk for Brighton and Hove ramblers, 19 August 2021

 Some pictures follow from Anne's picturesque 5.5.miles ramble, ably lead from Seaford.

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Descent to Cuckmere haven

Yellow-horned poppy

Sea Lavender

Little Egret

Prior to the walk, some shots were taken of cormorants from Splash point, which follow.

F4 1/800 second for techies. Panasonic FZ1000
A successful landing.

Monday 16 August 2021

Old Lodge circular walk, 2.7 miles, 131m ascent/descent from Bushy Willows car park, 15 August 2021

 In reverse order here are some pictures from a lovely walk on Sunday 15 August 2021.

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The fenced road to Old Lodge is a public footpath and is not grazed by animals.  The flowers are consequently bigger and more beautiful than in the nature reserve itself.  And the insects are more numerous.

view to the North Downs
There is a Belted Galloway bull in the herd somewhere.  These cows appear to have replaced the former Konic ponies.

Small copper


Just one stile on this walk.

Curiously we saw no Odonata.

Bell heather and Ling.


Ignore the start point on this map.  The software is flaky and didn't record from the car park.  Subsequently, it was edited to get the distance.  Pre-covid, I lead a similar route in the High Weald Walking Festival.   And it was here that Crossbills were photographed and posted at

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