Monthly Archives: July 2014

Brown Hairstreak Restriction

2013 was an excellent Brown Hairstreak year and Grafton had many visitors.  Unfortunately some visitors didn’t respect the working farmland around the wood.  We therefore received complaints from the landowner; as a result we no longer have been given access … Continue reading

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Key Species looking worn

I think that the hot weather is going to mean a short season for our summer butterflies.  I walked round Grafton yesterday and found White Admirals and Silver-washed Frits looking well past their best.  See Pics I have been looking … Continue reading

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Grafton Butterfly Walk

40 people attended the annual butterfly walk the weather stayed good and all the target species were found.  Silver Washed Fritillaries and White Admirals. Thanks to Tony Murphy we have some people pics of the day.  Thanks to Martyn who … Continue reading

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Grafton Work Parties 2014/15

I intend to Start Grafton Work Parties on Wednesday 13th August – continuing on until the end of March 2015. The Sunday work parties to start 14th September and continue on the second Sunday of the month until March 2015.

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Is this a Record?

Tony Moore bred a Brown Hairstreak through from an egg and sent me the pupa by post.  It emerged this morning – earliest ever pic for me. I released it and if went straight to thetop of an oak tree – … Continue reading

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A Week of Visits

Four groups from local wildlife societies visited Grafton this week to look at flower and butterflies.  The weather stayed great despite the forecast. Thanks to Martyn for catching and potting most species and to Miriam for providing tea and cakes … Continue reading

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