A day out on Sunday 27th August with a chance to see Brown Hairstreak. Start from the the Three Parishes Hall, Grafton Flyford at 11:00
It is also our 20th anniversary of owning and managing the wood. Refreshments will be available at the Three Parish Hall with Miriam’s famous cakes.
We had a better work party on Wednesday for Blackthorn Cutting. Several people saw Brown Hairstreak still looking fresh.
Today I found a female laying in pristine condition and also a Small Heath – first this year.
We need help cutting Blackthorn on Wednesdays starting tomorrow – Grafton Church at 10:00. Just bring cloves tools supplies.
From Richard Smith on Sunday 7th – 5 Brown Hairstreak were seen.
Report from Van Greaves
5.10pm Tuesday 2nd Aug. at the hemp by the small bench at the main x roads. Searched for at least 2 hours before this… saw plenty of species including 2 purples and sat down at the bench by the hemp thinking nothing was about. Turned my head and there he was!
Two reports of Brown Hairstreak at Grafton one on Facebook from Alex Barkley and the other by phone – all nectaring on Hemp Agrimony which is good news for photographers. Some years they don’t nectar at all. Looks like both male and female.