Coombe Hill 19th July 2012

This afternoon I visited Coombe hill, Buckinghamshire. The area is owned by the National trust and a lot of the site is being restored to chalk grassland by the rangers and volunteers, you can find their blog here

 

Firstly here is some pictures of the amazing view:

 

 

 

There were a fair few butterflies around including small and large skippers, marbled whites, meadow browns, gatekeepers, small heath and brimstones:

 

 

 

 

 

and some 6 spotted burnet moths

 

 

Along with some ragwort crawling in insects, especially cinnabar moth caterpillars:

There was also other insects present:

 

 

There was 4 kestrels (presumably a family) hunting:

 

 

Along with 6 whitethroats!

 

 

There was also some lovely flowers as well:

 

 

These belted galloway cattle graze the land and help restore the chalk grassland:

 

 

 

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