Monthly Archives: June 2017

Week 12 Transect

I did the Butterfly Transect today.  Temperature 29 degrees and the butterflies were out.  Last week the total count was 13 butterflies this week 309.  This is an exceptional count for week 12.  With both our key species out – … Continue reading

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White Admirals arrive..

I counted 8 White Admirals today at Grafton.  Best place rides 5 and 4 see map.  Difficult to photograph – supercharged males!! 5 Silver-washed Fritillary too.  First Emperor and Common Darter Dragonflies.

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Some more firsts for Grafton 2017

Warmer weather brought out lots more butterflies.  The first Ringlet, Common Blue,  Second brood of Comma and Speckled Wood. Also Greater Butterfly Orchid, Blue-tailed Damselfly and a pair of Longhorned Beetles.      

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The First Silver-washed Fritillary

Today high winds but warm – the first Silver-washed and new brood Comma of the season. The first Southern Hawker Dragonfly and Emerald Damselfly.  For only the second time ever a Club-tailed Dragonfly in Grafton.  

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