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: