Conditions were fair for today's transect and when the sun broke through the occasional cloud it brought out a good number of butterflies.
We, the regular transect walkers, made an executive decision to modify Bill Downey's prescribed route in and out of Fames Rough. The original route took us down the steepest of tracks to get to Fames Rough and to make matters worse it's thick with beech mast that's like ball-bearings under foot. We now take the slightly safer and easier 'middle' path in and out of Fames Rough. All other parts of the transect remain the same.
Today's other sightings included a Tiger Moth performing a double loop-the-loop and a barrel roll. This species is thought to have originated from Biggin Hill.
Today's count comprised:
12 Green Hairstreak
8 Orange Tip
6 Holly Blue
5 Dingy Skipper
2 Speckled Wood
2 Grizzled Skipper
1 Small Tortoiseshell
76 butterflies across 10 species.
Info by Brian, Graham H and Graham K.
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Pics by Graham K. Hover over pics for captions.
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.