Monthly Archives: July 2015

Transect Numbers now past their peak

Transect numbers down to 400+.  White Admiral just a few but Silver-washed still in good numbers.  The first Valazena seen yesterday.  The feature of this year is the number of Purple Hairstreak seen on the Transect coming down to ground … Continue reading

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Mid Summer…..

A butterfly that symbolises mid-summer for me is the Gatekeeper.  Below Male and the first Female I have seen this year.  Also on the pond a Ruddy Darter.  Now we are just waiting for a Brown Hairstreak.

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The Launch of The Big Butterfly Count

The “Big Butterfly Count” was launch at Grafton yesterday with a walk round the wood in glorious sunshine.  Around 40 people attended and all the target species were seen.  After we retired to the village hall for Miriam’s famous tea … Continue reading

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Grafton is ready for the Open Day

All the rides are mown and 608 butterflies were found in the Transect today so all is ready for the open day tomorrow at 2:00.  The start of the Big Butterfly Count.

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A Week of Visits

Wild life groups visit Grafton this week some in good weather and some in poor.  Most were able to see good numbers of butterflies which augurs well for the open day on Sunday

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Grafton Wood Events

Do come to Grafton Wood butterfly day on Sunday…..

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Butterfly numbers back……

Butterfly Transect yesterday yielded a count of  689 – mostly Ringlets but good numbers of Silver-washed Fritillaries and White Admirals.  Also the first Brown Hawker dragonfly.

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