Butterfly Analysis 2018

Look at the top of this page Grafton Butterfly Transect Analysis is now available.

It shows another good year  – the 3rd highest count since 1999. Brown Argus and Common Blue’s were extremely high together with the whites.

The overall trend line for all species continues to rise BUT we need your help with management work.  Every Wednesday 10:00 Grafton Church car park.

Grafton Butterflies 2018

 

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Work Party every Wednesday

Grafton will be having work parties every Wednesday until next April. 10am from Grafton Church.

Temperatures up to 20+ degrees again this week and Dave W found a late Brown Hairstreak together with Speckled Wood and Small Copper.

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Last Transect of 2018

The weather was perfect today and the last Transect of the year.  With the sunshine Brimstone came out of hibernation and for the first time this year we recorded the only Transect Brown Hairstreak of the season.  ( Also reports of Clouded Yellows at Grafton today)

 

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These could be the last…..

Dave W sent the latest Brown Hairstreak pics taken last week.

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Wednesday Work Pary

After a great start to the work party season only 5 people attended this Wednesday.  We still did well on the coppice plot.

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Brown Hairstreak still emerging…

Steve W and Noel M were at Grafton on 13th and found 4 Brown Hairstreak by the ponds.  See pics: I had a report of a female in a garden in Grafton Flyford village.

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Brown Hairstreak and Spotted Fly…

We are spending hours looking at Blackthorn in the wood for Brown Hairstreak laying.

Todays pics are of a female sat on  bramble in a maize field on the edge of the wood.  Also a family of Spotted Flycatchers travelling through the wood.

 

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