Saturday 25th

Something a bit different. An after dark wander around The Elms with an ultraviolet torch revealed at least ten Holly Blue larva.

Tuesday 21st

The Ivy blossom on the Estate is proving really attractive to butterflies currently, particularly Red Admirals. Four Commas were also of note.

Friday 17th

Today’s BMS Transect produced 40 butterflies. Small White came top of the list with 11 followed by Small Copper with six. Holly Blue and Comma were notable.

Sunday 12th

Small Coppers seem to be on the up at the moment. They can be found sunny themselves on the various paths in the area or nectaring on the flowering Ragwort. A good mix on Worth included 22 Red Admirals, two Holly Blues, six Speckled Woods, one Small Heath, three Green-veined White, two Small Whites, three Peacocks, and a Clouded Yellow.

Small Copper by N.Hefford

Sunday 12th

An afternoon wander along Prince’s beach produced small numbers of Common Blue and Small Heath and a few Small Coppers.

Thursday 9th

Two Clouded Yellows were on the raised walkway on New Downs, a usual spot for the species.

Monday 6th

There were 56 butterflies on today’s BMS Transect: one Large White, two Small Whites, one Green-veined White, 11 Small Coppers, eight Common Blues, one Holly Blue, nine Red Admirals, four Speckled Woods, three Meadow Browns, and 16 Small Heaths.

Sunday 5th

A Clouded Yellow was at Sandilands.


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