Country Corner


One of the great joys of wildlife surveying is the opportunity to make fresh discoveries. For instance, this summer at Torness, I found only the second East Lothian site for Pyramidal Orchids.

Last year, I also found a second East Lothian colony of the locally very rare Grayling Butterfly. Fortune stayed with me this September, when I found a new colony of Wall Butterflies on the Torness estate. I had been expecting them!

Walls have been very slowly spreading northwards up the Berwickshire coast. I knew they had reached Bilsdean, just south of Torness, and recently a colony had been reported at Barns Ness, north of Torness.

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