Monday 31st

The last day of the month saw at least 19 Small Heaths on Worth marshes, plus three Orange-tips, three Peacocks, a Small White, and a Holly Blue.

Sunday 30th

Our first Common Blue of the year was in the Haven

Friday 28th

The first Brown Argus of the year was on New Downs in the morning.

Thursday 27th

Hurrah! The weather Gods finally allowed the BMS Transects to begin. Today’s wander around the Estate in sunshine and a light breeze brought five Small Heaths, two Holly Blues, and a Red Admiral. It’s a start. Over on Worth marshes there were three Painted Lady’s, three Peacocks, one Wall, three Orange-tips, seven Green-veined Whites, and a Small Heath.

Wednesday 26th

A new Wall was seen on Worth marshes near the Great Wood. On the Estate there were a few butterflies on the wing, namely Orange-tip, Small Heath, and Small Copper.

Friday 21st

The Wall (from the 16th) was present this morning, hunkering down in the grass in the strong winds.

Wall by S.Walton

Tuesday 18th

Worth produced a Small Copper, three Painted Lady’s, two Peacocks, four Orange-tips, three Green-veined Whites, two Small Whites, and a Speckled Wood.

Sunday 16th

Our first Wall of the year was on the path between The Elms and Restharrow Scrape. A Painted Lady was also on the Green Wall.

Thursday 13th

Five Painted Lady’s were on New Downs.

Wednesday 12th

It was good to see Orange-tips on the Estate today, they’ve been few-and-far-between so far this year. Large White, Small White, Red Admiral, and Painted Lady were also around.

Tuesday 11th

The change to southerly winds has brought with it a little influx of Painted Lady’s. There were at least nine on Worth marshes today and some spread around the Estate yesterday. There were also some Orange-tips around the Great Wood on Worth today, a few Red Admirals, Peacocks, and a Speckled Wood.

Painted Lady by S.Reynaert

Friday 7th

The weather is still unseasonably cold. A Red Admiral was at the Observatory and a Brimstone on the Green Wall.

 

 

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