Yesterday a Large Blue was spotted by several visitors to the site and our warden Roger, at last bringing an end to the long wait. This breaks the previous record for the latest emergence of the 7th of June by 7 days.
Unfortunately it hasn’t been seen today due to the strong winds and half hour showers throughout the day which didn’t let the slope warm up enough for anything to fly in really.
I must emphasise that the forecast for the next few days (especially our open day tomorrow!) is terrible and this will most likely affect the chances of seeing a Large Blue. So if you are planning on visiting be prepared and bring warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.
Thanks to Jean Booth for the photos.
-Steve, Large Blue Ranger 2013