Thursday, 29 June 2017

Hutchinson's Bank, Threecorner Grove and Chapel Bank

A trip on the Tram from Mitcham Junction to New Addington and after a five minute walk we were in the London Wildlife Trust Reserves and some superb Chalk Grassland habitat. It was a dull cool evening so not many butterflies on the wing but still plenty to see. 

 New Addington- not generally considered to be a tourist destination but within a five minute walk- see below 
 Hutchinson's Bank 
 Looking over towards Threecorner Grove woodland and Chapel Bank is behind 
 Marbled White on Knapweed 
 Pyramidal Orchid- plenty of these at Chapel Bank with the odd Common Spotted Orchid
 Roman Snail- quite a few of these. A Chalk Grassland speciality
 Wild Mignonette
 Enchanter's Nightshade at Threecorner Grove 
 Marjoram, Hedge Bedstraw and Perforate St. John's Wort 
 Kidney Vetch growing in a conservation area where the thin soils have been removed to reveal bare chalk  
Looks like Notocelia uddmanniana but it looked very pale - maybe worn? (Thanks Marc for suggested id)

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