Monday, May 29, 2006

Martin Down and Bentley Wood

After nearly 2 weeks of cloud and rain some decent sunshine at a week-end. Sunday the 28th I visited Martin Down but butterfly numbers were small: 5 Grizzled Skippers, 8 Small Blue, 8 Dingy Skipper, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Speckled Wood, and 3 Painted Ladys.

In Bentley Wood the day after, in the eastern clearing: only 5 Pearl-bordered Fritillary, 1 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood and 7 Brimstone.

Some photos from the w/e.

Burnt Tip Orchid


Common Carpet


Dingy Skipper


Grizzled Skipper


Small Blue