To Start the Week…

Brown Harstreak found by Amanda by the pond on 17th good sighting and photographs.  A good start to Brown Hairstreak Week.

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Brown Hairstreak Week

From August 20th to August 26th we will have the Brown Hairstreak Week.

Park at Grafton Flyford Church Car Park and follow the path through the farmyard to the wood.  From the main gate follow the Brown Hairstreak signs to the hot-spots.  Experts will be in the wood in the afternoon to help find this elusive butterfly

The Signs:

BHs Trail

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Brown Hairstreak Reports

Before the rains on Saturday Alan Smith from Gloucestershire found a nice female Brown Hairstreak at Grafton and also a rather worn Purple.

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Blackthorn Cutting

First Work Party of the season – removing willow and cutting Blackthorn for Brown Hairstreak.  Although the weather was good – no further Brown Hairstreak sightings.

Monkwood,Aston Rowant NNR & Grafton Wood 813Monkwood,Aston Rowant NNR & Grafton Wood 817

Still plenty of other butterflies around:

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Brown Hairstreak today….

Its now official Mr T has photographed a Brown Hairstreak.  There were lots of people looking today and only 2 of us got photographs but it was a pristine female.

Pics below together with a map showing the best area.

Wednesdays from tomorrow there will be work parties to cut blackthorn for Brown Hairstreak – 10:00 from the church.

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More Brown Hairstreak

Richard Smyth found 3 Brown Hairstreak today (Sunday) at Grafton  2 by the ponds and a male on the main ride.  See picBHs R Smyth

 

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Brown Hairstreak

Steve Williams found the first Brown Hairstreak of the year 27th July.  See Pic.

BHs

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