Tuesday, June 21, 2005

West Wood walk

Tuesday 21st June 2005

Today's weather: Dry, warm, sunny, 20c
Outlook: Same as today, slightly warmer

I went for a lunch time walk around West Wood, Farley Mount CP today looking for Silver-washed Fritillaries but there was none to be seen. Also the off chance of a early White Admiral but no. Despite the glorious weather we have been having the summer butterflies are not appearing early at all.

Speckled Wood were abundant with the odd Meadow Brown and 1 Red Admiral.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Martin Down 11th June

Toiday I visited Martin Down, one of Hampshires premiere butterfly sites. Leaving home the weather was great, sunny though cool. Driving through the New Forest I could see cloud in the direction I was going. On arriving at Martin the cloud had disappeared and the morning was virtually wall to wall sunshine.

I started in the southern section at 08:00 and a few butterflies were showing as they tried to warm up.

Monday, June 06, 2005


Marsh Fritillary @ Bentley Wood June 2005
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Black-tailed Skimmer @ Whiteley Pastures June 2005
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Cream-spot Tiger @ Hordle Cliffs May 2005
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Glanville Fritillary @ Hordle Cliffs May 2005
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Adonis Blue @ Martin Down May 2005
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Small Blue @ Martin Down May 2005
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Small Blue @ Martin Down May 2005
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Brown Argus @ Martin Down May 2005
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Smal Pearl-bordered Fritillary @ Bentley Wood June 2005
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Marsh Fritillary @ Bentley Wood June 2005
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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Lunchtime visit to Titchfield Haven

On Friday 6th May i visited Titchfield Haven at lunch time for an hour or so.

Butterflies included:

Red Admiral - 1
Green-veined White - 8
Brimstone - 2
Orange Tip - 6
Peacock - 2
Speckled Wood - 1

Odonata included:

Large Red Damselfly - 6
Azure Damselfly - 8

A quick visit to Martin Down

I had a quick visit to Martin Down yesterday morning (09:00 - 10:30) to see what butterflies were sitting out in the full sun. The sky was blue and the sun warm out of the cold wind. I managed to find a few to photograph in a sunny spot in the southern section of the down. Buterflies seen were

Holly Blue - 2
Small Blue - 1
Green Hairstreak - 1
Grizzled Skipper - 10
Dingy Skipper - 3
Green-veined White - 2
Small White - 1
Brimstone - 1

Monday, May 09, 2005

Bentley Wood sightings

I spent the late morning Saturday at Bentley Wood
hoping to see newly emerged Pearl-bordered
Fritillaries. In the end I saw 3 or 4 in the eastern
clearing and managed a
few photos.


Pearl-bordered Fritillary
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Pearl-bordered Fritillary
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Pearl-bordered Fritillary
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Orange Tip
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Green-veined White
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Green-veined White
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Orange Tip
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Cinnabar moth
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Holly Blue
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Holly Blue
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Grizzled Skipper
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Grizzled Skipper
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Green Hairstreak
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Dingy Skipper
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Brimstone
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