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A Wander Around Ibsley Common

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

A pleasant stroll up Summerlug Hill onto Ibsley Common and around the Whitefield Plantation.

Cumulus clouds over Whitefield Plantation

Cumulus clouds over Whitefield Plantation from Summerlug Hill.

Common Spotted Orchid

Common Spotted Orchid – this one pale and delicately patterned.

Common Spotted Orchid

Common Spotted Orchid – this one’s markings are much darker.

One of the local Highland cows with her calf from last year

One of the local Highland cows with her calf from last year – he’s turning into a very fine beastie.

Highland calf close up

Close up, his little budding horns and eyelashes many would give anything for!

On the far side of Whitefield Plantation, the beautifully maintained bivouac shelter

On the far side of Whitefield Plantation, the beautifully maintained bivouac shelter. An local elderly couple keep this up with their grandchildren. It was really badly vandalised a while back, I wonder if they have done all this again or whether someone else has taken to it’s upkeep?

The bivouac's postbox?

It even has a postbox!

Huge clouds gathering over Ibsley Common

Huge clouds gathering over Ibsley Common.


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