Saturday, 27 July 2013

Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count

Once again this year, I've been taking part in Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count. The best location so far has been Great Hockham Hills and Holes (today largely planted with exotic pines). A broad patch of grass and flowers at the first bifurcation of the track held 14 species of butterfly and day-flying moth:-

Common Blue Polyommatus icarus, Great Hockham Hills and Holes.
Silver Y - 1
Six-spot Burnet - 1
Blackneck - 1, a local moth
Small Skipper - several
Essex Skipper - several
Large White - 1
Green-veined White - 2
Common Blue - 1
Small Tortoiseshell - 1
Peacock - 2
Comma - 1
Gatekeeper - 3
Meadow Brown - 5
Ringlet - 7

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