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7th June 2020 – Rodborough Common, Gloucestershire

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Rodborough Common on the edge of The Cotwolds is famous for its wildlife. The National Trust website page has this to say about it:

More than a hundred species of grasses and wildflowers have been recorded, including rare orchids and over 30 species of butterfly, including one of the largest populations of the rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly in the country.”

We weren’t so lucky with butterflies on our morning walk but we enjoyed the spectacular views down towards the Severn Estuary (where we had been a few days before) and loved hearing and seeing an abundance of skylarks.

DSC00242Skylark trying to distract a magpie (and probably us) away from its nesting area

DSC00392Skylark

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DSC00494A welcome coffee before heading home

On our way home we stopped off at Frampton on Severn, wandered around the village green and found a few insects in the village pond.

DSC00539Wishful thinking

DSC00570The Wool Barn

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DSC00597Damselfly

DSC00634Tiger moths

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