In the end we managed to find four Roman snails, so they're out and about but not in any great numbers yet. Some of them looked like they'd had a bit of a rough winter and their shells weren't in the best condition. In the next few weeks, when we get a nice warm shower of rain, we'll go back because they should all be out soon looking for some snaily love!
Grangelands is a very special place, full of wildflowers and butterflies in the summer. No sign of any orchids yet, but we found cowslips, violets and green alkanet flowering.
|Chalk grassland of Grangelands|
|A fly on cowslips|