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Naturalist and Woodman

Brown Hairstreak still emerging…

Steve W and Noel M were at Grafton on 13th and found 4 Brown Hairstreak by the ponds.  See pics: I had a report of a female in a garden in Grafton Flyford village.

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Brown Hairstreak and Spotted Fly…

We are spending hours looking at Blackthorn in the wood for Brown Hairstreak laying. Todays pics are of a female sat on  bramble in a maize field on the edge of the wood.  Also a family of Spotted Flycatchers travelling … Continue reading

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Brown Hairstreaks continue

Brown Hairstreak week seems to be continuing – the weather has improved and we are now seeing more females coming down to lay.   At least 4 were seen today including one male. We are still having lots of visitors most … Continue reading

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Grafton Work Party

It takes and work party to find Brown Hairstreaks – 5 found today see photographs.

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Brown Hairstreak Week

Day 1 – Monday 20th – Weather poor no Brown Hairstreaks seen Day 2 Tuesday 21st – Weather perfect in the afternoon – lots of visitor.  We all struggled to find Brown Hairstreak – one or two “fly-bys” However Steve … Continue reading

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A strange record….

We received a record of Wall Brown at Grafton last week together with a photograph on iRecord from Brian Kirby.  We can’t imagine where this has come from as Worcestershire has had no confirmed records of this species for years.

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To Start the Week…

Brown Harstreak found by Amanda by the pond on 17th good sighting and photographs.  A good start to Brown Hairstreak Week.  

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