Upper Dunsforth YWT
Recorders: Alistair Taylor, Gillian Higgins and Rosy Jamieson Walk Time=
A series of wet meadows and areas of wet woodland, supporting a wide variety of wetland plants and an interesting and diverse range of insects. Section 3 occupies the fine old meadows in teh south end of site section S1 and S7 border some woodland.
Sections 3 the old meadow is best for the Browns, Whites and the occasional Brown Argus. S5+ 6 are best for Vannesids and Brimstone. Speckled Wood favours the wooded areas of 1+7 along with Holy Blues.
A close to average year although lower than 2019 with its invasion of Painted Ladies. There was some reduction in Smal Skipper and Ringlet but the wet site seems to have com ethrough the drought of spring 2020 pretty well. As with many other areas there was a considerable booom in Small Tortoiseshell.
Some adjustement were made for the first weeks missed during lockdown: Brimstone +4. GVW +5, Orange tip +52, Peacock +15,