Butterflies

Friday, July 26th 2013

In contrast to previous years butterflies have been seen in large numbers this summer.  Last weekend, eleven species were counted on the Bioblitz Survey, including Large Skipper and Dark Green Fritillary.

Small Skippers have been seen in their hundreds, feeding on the purple flowers of Knapweed and thistles.

Meadow Browns, one of the most common British butterflies can be seen flying into October if weather conditions remain favourable.

Ringlets have been seen in huge numbers here over the past two weeks.  They prefer damp woodland glades, of which many can be found dotted through the reserve.  The dark velvety wings are distinctive with conspicuous white borders when fresh, though these can quickly fade and individuals can begin to resemble male Meadow Browns.


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