Monday, 26 July 2010

Adder Success

For a month or two now I have been visiting Allerthorpe Common hoping to see an Adder.  I suppose I have relied more on optimism than studying the best time and weather and as a result have not seen any. 

Visiting today we arrived to find quite a few Gatekeepers and a few dragonflies.


As the sun disappeared so did they. 

There were plenty of Common Green grasshoppers.

And a Silver Y moth alerted us to its presence with lots of wing flapping

The pretty bell shaped flowers of the Cross-leaved heath added colour to the landscape.

Moving on we saw what had evaded us on previous visits - an Adder

Success at last.


  1. Great photos! The adder is beautiful. Last time I saw one I didn't have my camera with me...