Thursday, 1 June 2017

MAY BEGONE

Another away day,this time to Surrey in search of the Wood White butterfly,was undertaken on Wednesday of last week with excellent results.As Nightingales sang from the undergrowth several of these delicate creatures were seen patrolling the woodland rides,sometimes pausing to feed from the flowers.A female was also seen egg laying.

 WOOD WHITE






 WOOD WHITE






 FEMALE ABOUT TO LAY AN EGG
 EGG LAID






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Samphire Hoe on bank holiday Monday



 THE FIRST LARGE SKIPPER OF THE YEAR ON RED VALERIAN.
 CINNABAR MOTH


 COMMON SPOTTED ORCHIDS ARE NOW BLOOMING.
 PAINTED LADIES ARRIVING IN GOOD NUMBERS.
 BROOMRAPE
COMMON BLUE.
 HAIRY DRAGON AT STODMARSH
 RAGGED ROBIN





A quick visit to East Blean woods to see if the Heath Fritillaries were out and about this morning.
 HEATH FRITILLARIES ARE ON THE WING IN EAST BLEAN.