Sunday, 29 August 2010

Woodbury Common

On Saturday Helen and I had walk on Woodbury Common, part of the Pebbledbed Heaths (owned by the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust), some eight miles southeast of the city of Exeter. The view from the heath over to the sea is wonderful.

The highest point is Woodbury Castle, an Iron Age hill fort at approximately 185 metres (607 ft) above sea level, in a commanding position with views up and down the Exe Estuary and across Lyme Bay in both directions. The structure is a prehistoric military type of earthwork.

Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)

Young Acorns on Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur )

Knopper Gall, caused by the gall wasp  Andricus quercuscalicis, on Oak.

Heather (Calluna vulgaris)

Heather (Erica vagans)

Blackberries (Rubus fruiticosus)

Gorse (Ulex europaeus)

Small Heath butterfly (Coenonympha pamphilus)

Fox Moth caterpillar (Macrothylacia rubi )

Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa)

 Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

 Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great set of photos. Just shows that beauty is all around us if we will but look. Thanks, Scriptor.
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