Naturelog: Gait Barrows NNR

Posted: July 16, 2014 in Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies, Lancashire, Natural History, UK
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Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve is situated in Northern Lancashire and has been designated for its wide variety of limestone based habitats. We were fortunate to have this as our ‘back garden’ for our first week of our trip to Lancashire and Cumbria this year.

View over Haweswater. Our cottage was in the building on the hill

View over Haweswater. Our cottage was in the building on the hill

It was fantastic to sit out on the patio and look out over Haweswater, which dominates the western end of the reserve.

Ringlet

Ringlet

Common BLue Damselfly

Common BLue Damselfly

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown

Its specialties are its plant and invertibrate life, and it is home to two rare butterflies, the Duke of Burgundy Fratillary and the High Brown Fratillary. Unfortunately we were too late for the flight season of the former and too early for that of the later

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