Thursday, 15 May 2014

Butterfly quest

I decided on a Quest earlier in the year, to casually record just how many different butterflies I could spot this year, and forthcoming years if necessary.
As with all these things it develops into something else. Green Hairstreak at Rothbury was the first successful specific awayday, and news of Duke of Burgundy being seen at Whitbarrow NNR got me planning with research into location, timing, weather, travel etc.
Yesterday was selected as the "D of B" project day, and so I was on the South east slopes at 9am.
The research paid off, and within a few minutes there was The Duke, quite a tiny little thing,  and a few more were to follow over the morning.

Duke of Burgundy

As well as Pearl-bordered Fritillary- not yet sure which one


Green Hairstreak

As well as Whites, Peacock, Speckled Wood and refusing to rest Blues.

1 comment:

kirstallcreatures said...

What a fine collection of sightings v jealous! L