Monthly Archives: September 2017

The End of the Transect Year

26 Weeks of recording at Grafton and our 20th year of management.  Couldn’t be better a record count for Butterflies 2017- 5006 total count. More analysis to come. Work Parties continue on Wednesdays – The rides were cut this week … Continue reading

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A glut of Red Admirals

Cyril did the transect this week and found and found 23 Red Admirals.  Grafton has now broken all previous counts for butterflies and we still have 3 weeks to go.  Total butterflies counted 4987.  Count with adjustment for missing weeks … Continue reading

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Butterflies thin on the ground…

Transect today very few butterflies.  Some pristine Small Coppers and Red Admirals. The volunteers finished cutting the over grown Blackthorn last week.  The local farmers have been flailing their hedges this week so any Brown Hairstreak eggs will be lost. … Continue reading

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