The Ivy blossom on the Estate is proving really attractive to butterflies currently, particularly Red Admirals. Four Commas were also of note.
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.
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.
An afternoon wander along Prince’s beach produced small numbers of Common Blue and Small Heath and a few Small Coppers.
Two Clouded Yellows were on the raised walkway on New Downs, a usual spot for the species.
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.
A Clouded Yellow was at Sandilands.
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