Broad-leaved Helleborine: (Epipactis helleborine) There is always a perk having family-in-laws who live up in Carnforth, it means I can sneak off and go wildlife spotting up nearby Arneside Knott!
Soon the rain eased off and then disappeared leaving way to warm weather and sunshine, then Arnside Knot looked even better. I had such an enjoyable time up there.
I was also hoping to see a few decent butterflies but didn't hold out too much hope as the weather was so poor when I arrived.
It didn't take me long to find the Broad-leaved Helleborine, which was strikingly standing out on the edge of the woodland.
These unassuming plants are brilliant, just take a look at their tongue like flower petels known as the Labellum.
High Brown Fritillary: I needn't have worried about not seeing a decent butterfly - as soon as the rain stopped (and for a while I didn't think it would) they all came fluttering out.
In either case I was thrilled to see my first High Brown!
Gatekeeper: As I was heading back to the car I thought I would give the steeper slopes of the knott another going over in search of the Dark Red Helleborine and although I couldn't find it I was happy to spend a few moments watching this Gatekeeper.