Butterflies: June 2021
Marbled Whites put in their first appearance today with at least three on the Estate, plus five Painted Lady’s, four Small Tortoiseshells, five Speckled Woods, and 15 Red Admirals.
Our first two Large Skippers of the year were bouncing around near Restharrow Scrape.
Seems to be a number of Painted Lady’s and Red Admirals around today, seen in all subsites of the Recording Area. The year’s first Meadow Brown was also on New Downs, as well as at least 75 Small Heaths.
Two Speckled Woods, one Small White, three Small Coppers, eight Common Blues, one Brown Argus, three Red Admirals, six Painted Lady’s, and 18 Small Heaths were on the Estate.
This weeks BMS Transect produced 34 butterflies. Small Heath was most numerous with 16, followed by Common Blue with ten. A Wall made it onto the transect too, which doesn’t happen every year.
Three Common Blues, 18 Small Heaths, seven Brown Argus, one Peacock, and one Red Admiral were on New Downs.
A late morning walk along the Green Wall produced one Wall, nine Holly Blues, one Red Admiral, three Small Heaths, one Brown Argus, five Green-veined Whites, two Orange-tips, and one Large White. A few Holly Blues and Common Blues were also on the Estate.
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