Thursday, 10 July 2014

You couldn't make it up

You might have gathered that butterflies are consuming most of my waking hours currently. With 31 recorded on my Quest so far there are not many more remaining  in this part of the world. Maybe another 4 or 5 if I'm lucky.
Bumped into a friend of mine on Gosforth High Street this morning and he foolishly enquired what I was up to. I gave him a brief rundown on the Quest and concluded by saying that my current target is White-letter Hairstreak which I have never seen before, but had gleaned information of possible sites at Winlaton Mill and Milkwellburn Woods where I had spent the previous day without success.
So walking home up Salters Road my eyes settled on something on the pavement. Small, brown, butterfly shape.
Can't be!
It is!
White-letter Hairstreak.
Hairs standing up, I reached down to pick up the expired butterfly.

So the hunt is on for Wych Elms around Gosforth


kirstallcreatures said...

Good story, great find. best of luck with the WLH hunt! L

PCF said...

Escapee from St Nick's maybe. All sorts or hairsteaks in there!

Stewart said...

Joe Dobinson had some today on a roundabout at Chester le St?