Location: South West Coast Path in LOOE - access via the National Trust fields called "Struddicks"
Photographer: Rowena Castillo Nicholls
Videographer: Rob Nicholls
What a fantastic and fabulous "4 days off" this Easter. Me and Rob Nicholls had done some reflection and praying as well as having a great time bonding, walking, butterfly and birdwatching. We've been good in eating fish and vegetables only too. No meat at all.
First thing in the morning, we went to mass at the Roman Catholic Church, Our Lady Star of the Sea and Saint Anthony in St Mawes. In the afternoon, we went to Struddicks, Looe. It was really great to see 14 different kind of species in one day. Seeing the gorgeous Pearl-bordered Fritillary is such an added bonus. It was indeed a very successful day for me and Rob.
Struddicks, a short but fairly demanding route through an unkempt wilderness alight with vivid flowers and butterflies in the summer months. This walk climbs high above the cliffs to give spectacular views. Thanks to the landowners' conservation strategies, the area is brimming with wildlife. The rocks, steps and stile along the coast path give the walk an adventurous flavour.
- 4x Pearl-bordered Fritillary, 30++ Holy Blue, 10++ Peacock, 10++ Wall, 10++ Speckled Wood, 5x Small Copper, 2x Small Tortoiseshell, 2x Red Admiral, 1x Painted Lady, 1x Comma, loads of Gulls and different species of Corvids Struddicks
- 2x Brimstone, 1x Holy Blue, 1x Large White, 1x Small White and 1x Orange Tip, Lostwithiel
- 1x Speckled Wood (resident butterfly in our garden), Grampound Road
It was really great to see 14 different kinds of species in one day. Seeing the gorgeous Pearl-bordered Fritillary is such an added bonus. It was indeed a very successful day for me and Rob Nicholls.
16 April 2017: 4x Pearl-bordered Fritillary
25 April 2016: 8x Pearl-bordered Fritillary
15 April 2015: 13x Pearl-bordered Fritillary
19 April 2014: 40++ Pearl-bordered Fritillary