An Entomologist on Arnside Knott

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Another day of blue and sunny skies and an afternoon, post rugby walk up the Knott and back with B. The interest started before we left the house, with a visiting row deer in the garden. Unusually, I was in the garden at the time – most of the time deer will only visit when we are safely ensconced in the house.

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A Speckled Wood.

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On Heathwaite – a clearing on the wooded ridge which leads down from the Knott towards the sea – B and I had fun exploring the many large meadow ant hills. Most of them seemed to have at least one resident spider and B also enjoyed catching grasshoppers.

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The view South to Warton Crag and the Bowland Fells.

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Red Admiral.

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Arnside Tower.

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An Entomologist on Arnside Knott

6 thoughts on “An Entomologist on Arnside Knott

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Definitely a Roe Deer, but I can certainly see what you mean! There have been feral wallaby populations in the UK. I think that there was a group on the Roaches in the Peak.

        1. beatingthebounds says:

          I think that I did see them once, when I was still at school. I recollect them being a bit sad to be honest, like the reindeer that Uncle Fester and I once encountered in the Cairngorms.

  1. The deer looks enormous! And I also thought kangaroo like, probably the way that it’s moving making the front legs look smaller. Sure it wasn’t an escaped roo on the run?

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      The compost bin behind the deer is about waist high on me, and I’m around 5’10”. Roe Deer are quite small compared to Red Deer, but I suppose quite large compared to most wildlife you expect to encounter in a UK garden.

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