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Thrislington National Nature Reserve

Posted on 21st October, 2019

We visited County Durham’s limestone landscape at Thrislington National Nature Reserve in June. Here are some photos showing the group and the flowers seen.

 The group at Thrislington

 

Chalk Fragrant-orchid Gymnadenia conopsea just coming into bloom.

Chalk Fragrant-orchid Gymnadenia conopsea just coming into bloom.

 

We went to see orchids and we did but the common rock-rose helianthemum nummularium was the abundant and spectacular star of the show!

 

 

The common rock-rose is the food plant of the caterpillars of the rare Durham Argus butterfly which we also saw!