Monthly Archives: August 2014

End of August Transect

Transect today and found 3 Brow Hairstreaks – quite unusual for a transect. Several visitors had good views and photographs. BHs sightings Eastern Hedge – Ride 14 by the main gate – the Pond Area and the top of the … Continue reading

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Brown Hairstreak Day

A great success yesterday 50 plus people attended and I am sure that most of them saw and photographed a Brown Hairstreak. They also came back to the Village Hall for Grafton’s famous cakes and tea. The thing we have … Continue reading

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Brown Hairstreak Sighting

Tony Pool sent these pic talken by the pond on Friday.    

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Brown Hairstreak Day

Brown Hairstreak Day It’s Brown Hairstreak Day on Sunday 24th August – meeting at 11:00 on Grafton Flyford church car park.  This is by far the best chance to see this difficult species with many eyes searching. The future of … Continue reading

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First Work Party

Yesterday we started the new work season at Grafton where we left off last year, with RAIN!!! We have to cut overgrown Blackthorn at this time of year to avoid stray Brown Hairstreak eggs.  Generally this species likes young shoots … Continue reading

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Brown Hairstreak

I never believe the reports of Brown Hairstreak until I have seen one myself and photographed it, so here is my first proper sighting at Grafton today.  I think a male by the pond quite some distance away taken with … Continue reading

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Transect Today

Rather a poor transect today.  A few worn Silver-washed still out and two Purple Hairstreak but no Brown Hairstreak yet – It’s difficult to pick males out on the Transect who are usually in the tops of trees.

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