Monthly Archives: July 2016

Grafton this week…

We did the Transect yesterday with some nice surprises.  First Brown Argus of  year – Still found one White Admiral and loads of Silver-washed Fritillaries – mostly females laying. New emergence of Brimstone. Dragonflies – Migrant, Southern and Brown Hawkers and Emperor. … Continue reading

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Blackthorn Cutting at Grafton

Its time to start again…. Blackthorn cutting for Brown Hairstreak will start at Grafton on Wednesday 11th August.  This is the only time of year when there are no eggs or caterpillars on the host plant.  So if anyone would … Continue reading

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After the good weather….

After the high temperatures of last week butterflies were poor today – no sunshine.  Still a few Silver-washed Fritillaries, Purple Hairstreak and Small Copper.  The first second generation of Peacock – just one.  In 2014 there were 94 on the … Continue reading

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Dorset

For regular viewers of this site – why have there been no post lately?  We have been to Dorset looking for Lulworth Skippers and other species. Take a look at the results…. https://kphotowordpresscom.wordpress.com/  

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New Species on the Transect

Despite the poor weather we did the Butterfly Transect today.  New species for 2016 were recorded. Total count 670 butterflies. Essex Skipper, Gate Keeper, Southern Hawker and Common Darter Dragonfly, Blue Tailed Damselfly.

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The Butterfly Walk

Over 40 people attended the event yesterday, we all saw the target species – White Admiral and Silver Washed Fritillary as a bonus some saw the first Purple Hhairstreak of the year.  Back at the hall all enjoyed tea and … Continue reading

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Butterflies for the Walk

We did the Transect today at Grafton over 400 butterflies were recorded – 7 White Admirals, now easy to photograph as the females are laying  – 12 Silver Washed Fritillaries – females are now out. First Small Skippers but no … Continue reading

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