Monthly Archives: August 2013

Brown Hairstreak Day

A day of two halves – 50-60 people turned out to see Brown Hairstreaks – the morning was dull and cool with no sightings.  After lunch back at village hall the remaining people set out on the Hairstreak Trail – … Continue reading

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Brown Hairstreak Day Sunday 25th August

Two Slides below:- 1 The Brown Hairstreak Trail to be opened on Sunday  

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Brown Hairstreak – Best Ever

Its official – after 16 years of studying Brown Hairstreaks this is the best year for seeing this allusive butterfly at Grafton. Visitor are coming from all over the country to see and photograph BHs and most are going home … Continue reading

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Brown Hairstreak

A good work party on Wednesday 12 people came to help cut blackthorn for Brown Hairstreaks.  In addition a number of people came to look for BHs. The field leading into the orchard had been the best place to find … Continue reading

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Blackthorn Cutting

First work party of the season – cutting blackthorn just north of the pond.   Brown Hairstreak about  – first female at 9:30 and Deborah found one talking to a White Admiral.

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Brown Hairstreak Day

This is an extra special Brown Hairstreak Day in conjunction with the Pershore Plum Festival – details below.

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Violet Helleborines and Damsels

There is a good number of Violet Helleborines at Grafton this year – not quite in the usual place but in the south of the wood as usual.  Also a picture of Emerald Damselfly on the pond (below).  Ruddy and … Continue reading

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