Blue is the new Black

Evening All,

Here’s to my 13th blog post, unlucky for some, but not here on Collard! Today with 27 sightings you can call that a successful day, even under the cloudy conditions the Large Blues prevail on the sheltered areas of the site!

Come see me tomorrow for the open day!

Come see me tomorrow for the open day!

Woolly Thistle with a lovely adition

Woolly Thistle with a lovely adition

Look out for the flags tomorrow on top of Collard, this is where we shall be based! There will an opportunity for foot-painting for the kids! Myself will be onsite alongside the the North Somerset National Trust Ranger team as well as David Simcox and Sarah Meredith sharing their fantastic expertise with us!

Open Day!!!

Open Day!!!

Those of you who visit will get to see this spectacular view….

The view.

The view.

There are a number of visitor photos that are a must see, any I don’t put on today that have been sent in will be up in the coming days!

Allan Ward

Allan Ward

Tim Field

Tim Field

Bernard Rogers

Bernard Rogers

Andrew Hickson

Andrew Hickson

Other butterfly goodies I managed to capture today include, a basking Meadow Brown, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral. As well as all this a Dark Green Fritillary flew overhead as well as still the Marbled Whites, fluttering… away from my camera!

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

A male Flower beetle caught my eye today…

Flower Beetles

Flower Beetles

I was also treated to a group of Cinnabar Moths feeding on Ragwort leaves.

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar

Does anyone want to help me identify this damselfly….

Help with I.D please...

Help with I.D please…

Hope to see you all tomorrow

 

Rosie

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One thought on “Blue is the new Black

  1. From the markings on the abdomen I think your damselfly is a blue-form female Common Blue, and not yet mature with those white legs?

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