Butterflies: July 2020
The BMS Transect and a few additional counts from elsewhere on the Estate produced 62 Small/Essex Skippers, nine Large Whites, 118 Small Whites, nine Small Coppers, three Brown Argus, five Common Blues, eight Red Admirals, one Small Tortoiseshell, ten Peacocks, one Speckled Wood, 21 Marbled Whites, 14 Gatekeepers, 35 Meadow Browns, and eight Small Heaths.
Another Ringlet today and another good count of Small Coppers, with at least 33 recorded. Holly Blues, Common Blues, and Brown Argus are just starting to re-emerge again and Gatekeepers beginning to flourish.
There was a lot of butterfly activity on the Estate this morning. Of particular note were 11 Large Skippers, 31 Red Admirals, seven Peacocks, seven Commas, 25 Small Whites, 24 Small Coppers, two Ringlets, and a Painted Lady.