Sunday 21st

The next generation of Wall was underway with six seen on RSPB Worth marshes.

Friday 19th

This week's BMS Transect on the Estate recorded 475 butterflies of 14 species. Gatekeepers, as expected, were the most numerous species with 230 present in the heat. Small/Essex Skippers had a drop from the previous week to 130. Just the one Common Blue was observed whilst there appeared to be a few more Red Admirals around.

Monday 15th

Though exciting, the sighting of a WHITE-LETTER HAIRSTREAK in The Elms was perhaps not too surprising given the recent discovery of small colonies elsewhere in the Recording Area and locally in East Kent.

Small Heath on Marsh Helleborine by J. Dodds

Thursday 11th

Just over 350 butterflies on the BMS transect this week. As usual, Small/Essex Skipper and Meadow Brown led the charge, with just over double-figures of Marbled White. Gatekeepers are beginning to get under way, we should expect triple-figures of the next couple of transects when they hit their stride.

Thursday 4th

The BMS Transect was squeezed in before it got too windy. Just over 250 butterflies were recorded, most of which either Small/Essex Skippers or Meadow Browns. There were disappointing numbers of Marbled White. The next generation of 'whites' and Small Copper were seen.

Marbled White by S.Reynaert

Monday 1st

Our first Gatekeeper of the year was on the Estate.