The sun comes out so do the Large Blues…in numbers! Today all together I had 29 sightings on and off transect! Which is the most signigficant so far this season. The visitors today were treated to males patrolling, females egg laying and mating pairs! The Large Blues really stole the show! The warming of the ground meant many new emergences occurred, if the weather continues I am sure we will see more!
So where did the sightings occur you ask…
- The Quarry
- Eastern Glade
- Grassland slope and shrubbery above the meadow!
Here are some of my snap shots of the day, but anyone who visited today do share your pictures!
Not only are the Large Blues numbers rising the Marbled Whites numbers rose significantly and we are still seeing influxes of painted ladies!
The Wasp orchid has decided to put an appearance and come into flower!
As pointed out by a visitor The Quarry is nicely dotted with “Nit Grass” as you can see from my image the flowers imitate a nit! This grass can be seen mainly in the South of England, but an intriguing find!
I was also lucky enough to come across a Burnet Companion Moth!
Let’s hope the good news continues!