|Sheep grazing on the Ashdown next to the Hollies car park. Ashdown Forest, 6 September 2012.|
It's the first time I have seen sheep grazing under trees. They are normally kept on open moorlands or grassy fields.
Here are some of the Ashdown's flowers.
|Hawkweed, Hieracium aggregate, among Dwarf Gorse (Ulex minor) and Ling (Calluna vulgaris).|
Ashdown Forest, 6 September 2012.
|Hoverfly, Eristalis species, on Devil's-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis. Ashdown Forest, 6 September 2012.|
The walk leader showed us where an unusual fungus grows.
|Zoned Tooth, Hydnellum concrescens. Ashdown Forest, 6 September 2012.|
I will finish this Ashdown series with a moth:
|Silver Y, Autographa gamma. Ashdown Forest, 6 September 2012.|
There were many of these large moths flying over the heath. There were more moths than butterflies. That's not obvious to most visitors because the butterflies are much more showy, but it's hard to miss this species.