Overcast, 21º, frequent light rain showers, breezy S.
A disappointing visit to the hill today with very little noted, a couple of Chiffchaff, 4 Kestrel and a few Lesser Blackback Gulls, also a flock of c40 House Martin and c10 Swift passing high overhead were the only noteworthy species seen.
Very few butterflies again; 2 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, Speckled Wood (most abundant), Small Tort, Small White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown.
♂ & ♀ Small White
Arum maculatum is widespread across temperate northern Europe and is known by many common names including snakeshead, adder's root, arum, wild arum, arum lily, lords-and-ladies, devils and angels, friar's cowl and jack in the pulpit. The name "lords-and-ladies" and other gender related names refer to the plant's likeness to male and female genitalia symbolising copulation.
The fruiting spike is full of orangey red berries that are very toxic.