Monthly Archives: July 2013

First Brown Hairstreak of 2013

Paul Meers found the first Brown Hairstreak of the year – It looks like a male to me in prime condition.  

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Blackthorn Cutting

What a delight – we are at that time of year again -Blackthorn Cutting for the Brown Hairstreak at Grafton Wood.  We intend to start on Wednesday 7th August for 4 weeks.  i.e. 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. Meeting at the church … Continue reading

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Record Butterfly Counts at Grafton

From disaster to records great counts on butterflies at Grafton this week se the PDF with the story so far.  Silver-washed fritillaries reach the highest count ever and White Admiral the second highest. Gatekeepers are now out in numbers so … Continue reading

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Butterfly Walk

Great Weather for the butterfly walk at Grafton about 30 people attended.  All key species were found and potted to allow people to see them at close quarters.  Silver-washed Fritillary – White Admiral – Marbled White etc.  Miriam supplied tea … Continue reading

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At Last

Some hot weather and butterflies at Grafton Wood.  Three groups of visitors last week with very few butterflies but on Saturday WWT butterfly course they all came out.  White Admiral, Silver-washed, Marbled White and a Scarlet Tiger for good measure. … Continue reading

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Grafton Wood Butterfly Walk

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How Bad is the Butterfly Situation

We are all talking about how poor the butterflies are this year so I thought I would put some numbers to it.  Cyril did the Transect this week for week 14 so I have compared this with the history.  The … Continue reading

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