We have lift off… take two!

Evening Friends!

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!

Now that's just showing off!

Now that’s just showing off!

 

Large Blue on Self-heal

Large Blue on Self-heal

 

Just wow

Just wow

It takes two to Tango

It takes two to Tango

Not only are the Large Blues numbers rising the Marbled Whites numbers rose significantly and we are still seeing influxes of painted ladies!

Join us in our enjoyment of seeing the Large Blue

Join us in our enjoyment of seeing the Large Blue and Collards delights!

The Wasp orchid has decided to put an appearance and come into flower!

Wasp Orchid! better shot required!

Wasp Orchid! better shot required!

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!

Nit Grass

Nit Grass

I was also lucky enough to come across a Burnet Companion Moth!

Burnet Companion

Burnet Companion

Let’s hope the good news continues!

 

Rosie

 

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2 thoughts on “We have lift off… take two!

  1. Fantastic blog Rosie, loving the ‘showing off’ photo. I’m looking forward to bringing my little girl To see them.

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