Views down into the Vale of York from the escarpment above Bishop Wilton
There were more wild flowers than I expected including this large patch of Harebells
Small Totoiseshell on Wild Carrot
Ringlet on Ragwort with a soldier beetle
Small Skipper on Meadow Thistle
Green-veined WhiteBut there were good numbers of the Marbled White, something of a speciality on the Yorkshire Wolds. It is said to be found on south facing slopes of flowery meadows, which describes this site well. There were loads of Meadow Brown butterflies as well.
We continued on to Kirby Underdale a pretty brick built village which is apparently listed in Domeday and still has a village pump although I doubt it works.
Yellow-hammer on the hedge.