Good morning all!
First I’d just like to quickly apologise for the lack of recent updates to the blog, I unfortunately had to leave the county Sunday and have only just returned.
The good news is that sightings of the Large Blue have continued at Collard, although still in generally low numbers.We’re already receiving plenty of great pictures from visitors.
Currently the best place to see them seems to be along the slopes above the quarry (pines) or below the gorse adjacent to the main tractor track which runs down the hill. (If you find me in person I’ll be able to show you exactly where I mean!).
Today’s weather is looking fairly poor for butterflying, cloudy until very late in the day (6 o’clock onwards) when the sun might begin to poke through the clouds. Temperatures are forecast for 20°+ from around 1 o’clock onwards. It’s likely few individuals will be on the wing today, but the eagle eyed amongst you might be able to spot them resting.
But yes, it is certainly looking like flight season is now underway, although it will be a little while until the site really hits its peak.
Thanks for reading!
Jono, The Large Blue Ranger