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Naturalist and Woodman

Transect Counts still high…

The Transect counts are still high.  Still getting pics of White Admiral, you can’t have too many pics of such a species.  Just checked out some of the Small Skippers to make sure we had an Essex to pic.  I … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Walk

I took my camera on the butterfly walk BUT forgot to use it!!  However Dave W has obliged by sending me so pics he took on the day.   No people pics although 20 people came on the walk – … Continue reading

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Grafton Butterfly Walk Tomorrow

As it is the Butterfly walk tomorrow I thought I ought to do the Transect today. The Results 663 Butterflies and 15 species.  Including White Admiral, Silver Washed Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak and Gate Keepers for the first time this year. … Continue reading

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Transect 1st July

Cyril did this weeks Transect a record count of over 900 butterflies – mostly Meadow Browns but Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral too. I walked round today and I have never seen so many Purple Hairstreak as many as 6 … Continue reading

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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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