Flora on Kilpatrick muir, At the back, common ling & bell heather. Some blaeberry leaves poking through. At the front, yellow bedstraw, harebells, yarrow, willow herb. Grasses with seed heads, Yorkshire fog and others.
Nice walk yesterday morning. Meadow Sweet starting to come out. 8 Ravens flying above edge of braes. Butterflies: Ringlet, Small heath, Meadow Brown. Lots of folk on the road, Braes quiet, quite wet in long grass.
Walk around Kilpatrick muir this afternoon. Warm sunny, blue skys, lots of butterflies: small heath; green veined whites; orange tips, orange not identified. Red Kite flying above the moor, 1st I’ve seen here.
The Blackthorn at the Kilpatrick muir id a little behind others I’ve seen recently from the road.
We did see out first tortoiseshell butterfly and quite a few bees today. A couple of larks singing on the muir too.