A season record!

Hi all,

The sun came out and so did the Large Blues and wonderful Visitors! As well as a selection of others of Collards treats and a record of the season of 38 Large Blue recordings on and on off transect! There were multiple mating pairs, and a lot of egg laying females! With the current weather forecast it looks like a promising week ahead!

Looking fresh

Looking fresh

Mating Pair

Mating Pair

Large Blue

Large Blue

Nick Edge

Nick Edge

I am currently working on how to upload a video onto the blog captured by one of visitors of an egg laying female! You will notice the abdomen curving round into the thyme. They will lay their eggs on the thyme before it has flowered as you will see in the video. This is to ensure there is enough of the stamen and sepal of the thyme flower to sustain the larvae until it’s time to drop down in the fourth instar ready for Myrmica sabuleti to come and pick them up! So look out for this kind of activity on your visit! Hopefully the video will be up soon!

Here is why a Woolly Thistle is Woolly…

Woolly Thistle - this is why!

Woolly Thistle – this is why!

Another Six Spotted Burnet Moth, there are caterpillars and pupae on site so you can see them at all staged!

6 Spotted Burnet Moth

6 Spotted Burnet Moth

A Small Tortoiseshell showing off its true beauty and a Marbled White on a Field Scabious. Just for fun let’s just enjoy the Marbled White and Small Tortoiseshell hanging out together!

Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell

Marbled White on Field Scabious

Marbled White on Field Scabious

Nectaring in Harmony

Nectaring in Harmony

I captured this little rabbit also, you see their little cotton tails running across the meadows!

Peter making a dash for the bush!

Peter making a dash for the bush!

Here is a couple of moths that I could do with a hand in identifying 100 points for both!

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See you soon

Rosie

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