|Fraucup or Snakes-head fritillary|
I did some research and managed to find a blog post (www.walkamongflowers.blogspot.co.uk) from 2011 that identified the location and said they had found about 50 plants. Not the thousands there once were, but we were still hopeful. We set out this morning on our mission to locate the Fraucups.
We hunted high and low, climbed over stiles, walked over rickety bridges and searched through the fields, but we only managed to find two flowers. Still brilliant to find two out in the wild, on unmanaged sites, but also desperately sad that there were only two!
|Our two fraucups|
|Fraucup meadow should be full of bobbing purple chequered flowers|
|The lambs were very cute though!|
During our hunt, we saw our first Speckled Wood of the year and several Orange Tip butterflies.
|Male and female Orange Tip butterflies|
|Male orange tip|