With a total of 517 butterflies counted acoss 12 species, Tuesday's Transect No. 11 was our busiest count this year, but we've certainly got a long way to go before we match our record of 1,207 butterflies for week 14 of 2019. Tuesday's perfect conditions yielded a much higher number than last week's of Marbled Whites (216) and Meadow Browns (169). The Dark Green Fritillaries are most commonly seen in Fames Rough but for this transect they were also spotted on Coneyboro Hill, Hill Wood Field and Great Parson's Field. Similarly, the Small/Essex Skippers were also more widely spread than on previous weeks. No Blues were found.
Report from Brian G.
Survey by Graham H, Graham K, Brian Gardner and Roger Vye
submitted to Butterfly Conservation (UKBMS).
Pics by Graham K.
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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.