As PBC outings go this one has to be the worst attended ever. Even the trip leader didn't turn up. Of course the fact that we were supposed to be looking for insects and that the weather had become especially cool and damp might explain it. I hung around the car park at Barnack Hills and Holes for a while just in case anyone turned up (but everyone was far too sensible). In the meantime I managed to find a few things to see around the car park despite the unfavourable conditions. In fact if you look at the picture of the Yellow Shell below you will see that the underside of the vegetation was positively bristling with insects.
As usual the pictures can be clicked for a bigger image.
Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata)
The Mullein (Shargacucullia verbasci) larvae on Dark Mullein (Verbascum nigrum)
Dark Mullein (Verbascum nigrum)
Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)