The Easter weekend was warm and sunny and so we (GH, GK & BG) decided to do the transect on Sunday afternoon. Anticipating that the Ramblers Rest car park would be jammed with the cars of lunchtime diners, we parked in the also crowded Holly Lane car park and joined the transect route at Stagbury Field (Section 10).
Peacocks were enjoying the fine weather around most of our route with singles on the more exposed easterly facing fields and 12 counted in the sheltered Fames Rough. Last week we recorded an equal number of Peacocks and Brimstones, but for this week's count the Brimstones were less evident. We also saw our first Comma and Orange Tips of the new season.
Survey by Brian Gardner, Graham H and Graham K. Report by Brian Gardner. 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.