ST4834 : Wild Thyme, Collard Hill

taken 7 years ago, near to Compton Dundon, Somerset, Great Britain

Wild Thyme, Collard Hill
Wild Thyme, Collard Hill
A thyme covered hummock. Thyme is the foodplant of the Large Blue butterfly. Note the short sward which is a habitat requirement for this butterfly. The large Blue has an intimate relationship with an ant, Myrmica Sabuleti, whose nests it pupates in. This ant can only nest in very short sward, and will be replaced by other species of ants if the sward grows to more than a few centimetres, leading to the extinction of the butterfly on the site.
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ST4834, 32 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 June, 2010
Category
Wild flowers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 487 341 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.2339N 2:43.9936W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 487 341
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