Friday 29th

Another Clouded Yellow was seen on the Estate, this time on the beach.

Wednesday 27th

A Clouded Yellow was flying around on Restharrow Scrape and a Wall was nearby on the path outside.

Monday 25th

One Large White, four Green-veined Whites, three Small Whites, seven Speckled Woods, and four Red Admirals were on the Green Wall.

Saturday 23rd

A LONG-TAILED BLUE was a surprise find on the Estate. It was briefly in Restharrow Dunes before disappearing into Big Gully. There is quite a lot of shelter and flowering Water Mint in the Gully so hopefully it will stock around.

Long-tailed Blue by S.Reynaert

Wednesday 20th

Surprisingly, there was a lone Wall flying around in the gale force conditions on the Estate beach.

Friday 15th

Small White was the most numerous of seven butterfly species on New Downs.

Thursday 14th

Not many weeks left on the UKBMS. The transect numbered only 30 butterflies today with two Large Whites, six Small Whites, two Green-veined Whites, four Small Coppers, two Red Admirals, three Speckled Woods, two Meadow Browns, and nine Small Heaths. A Wall was also seen on the Estate.

Wednesday 13th

It's been a torrid year for Green-veined White with very few sightings. So, it's been some consolation to find a few around the Estate this week. Finger's crossed this last brood can do well.

Thursday 7th

The BMS Transect numbered 75 today. A far cry from many hundreds only a few weeks ago. Small Heath led the way with 42. Small White was the only other species to make it into double-figures with 14 individuals. Though not on the transect, a female Brimstone was seen in The Elms.