Better butterfly weather
Just for a change the weather for Wednesday's transect was better than forecast, giving us a warm and mainly sunny morning for our walk around.
The Meadow Browns and Gatekeepers provided this week's big numbers, helped along by higher than usual counts of Peacocks and Brimstones. The Purple Hairstreaks were seen flying in the yew trees along the top edge of Fames Rough (Section 3) rather than the oaks bordering Hill Wood Field, where we saw them last week and over previous years.
Survey by Brian Gardner and Graham H submitted to Butterfly Conservation (UKBMS).
Report and pics by Brian Gardner.
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Here you'll find details and pictures from the team carrying out our regular butterfly surveys (known as transects) over 26 weeks during Spring and Summer.