Sunday saw a busy day, it was the official publicised open day. In total 134 people came onto site, with the majority of people visiting in the morning.
The butterfly didn’t disappoint, it was on the wing from around 9.45am, and was active across the whole site. Even with the number of people on site it didn’t feel too crowded. Females were witnessed egg laying and a mating pair were found on the eastern glade. Most individuals were looking very fresh with only a few old tatty ones.
Marbled whites are flying in big numbers, challenging the Meadow Brown’s for numbers on the daily transects!!
The Large Blue continued to fly well through the morning, until around 3pm when the slopes went quiet and they had gone for their siesta!! A few individuals were picked up around 4.30pm when it started to cool just a little.