Friday, June 30, 2006

A visit to Whiteley Pastures

I visited Whiteley Pastures today to see what effect the winter tree felling and bramble clearing had on the bufferfly population. Fortunately there are still pockets of Bramble along the track for Silver-washed Fritillaries and White Admirals to feed on. I did manage to see around 12 White Admiral and 16 Silver-washed Fritillary, though it is early days for the later. There was also at least 1 White-letter Hairstreak flying around the Elm at the start of the track.

Here are some photos of Silver-washed Fritillaries and White Admirals I took today:

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Photographs from Eastern Pyrenees holiday 2006

Amanda's Blue


Clouded Yellow, possibly Berger's

Black-veined White

Black-veined White

Blue-spot Hairstreak

Bright-eyed Ringlet



Chalk-hill Blue

Chequered Blues

Chestnut Heath

Clouded Apollo

Dark Green Fritillary

Escher's Blue

Heath Fritillary

High Brown Fritillary

Holly Blue

Iberian Marbled White

Ilex Hairstreak

Knapweed Fritillary

Knapweed Fritillary

Large Chequered Skipper

Large Tortoiseshell

Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Long-tailed Blue

Lulworth Skipper

Mallow Skipper

Marbled Fritillary

Mazarine Blue

Oberthur's Grizzled Skipper

Painted Lady

Pearly Heath

Purple-edged Copper

Red Underwing Skipper

Scarce Copper (male)

Scarce Copper (female)

Silver-studded Blue

Silver-washed Fritillary

Sloe Hairstreak

Small Skipper

Spanish Gatekeeper

Spanish Gatekeeper

Spanish Purple Hairstreak

Spanish Purple Hairstreak

Tufted Marbled Skipper

Two-tailed Pasha