Blues still on the wing!

Hi all,

Today the weather on Collard did a full circle from sunshine and blue skies to wind, thunder and rain! We had 6 Large Blue sightings some still looking fresh!

On another exciting note – the egg counts have commenced by David Simcox, Sarah Meredith and Jeremy Thomas! The site is split into sample areas and canes thrown out to great randomised sampling and all the Thyme plants within the quadrat are sampled and eggs recorded! The results shall be interesting to see what awaits us for next year’s generation!

David Simcox and Sarah Meredith undertaking the Egg survey

David Simcox and Sarah Meredith undertaking the Egg survey

Large Blue on Selfheal

Large Blue on Selfheal

A rather battered Large Blue

A rather battered Large Blue

A rather battered Large Blue

A rather battered Large Blue

Here are some pictures from visitors over the weekend.

Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones

Here are a few of the other butterflies I came across today, including Gatekeepers, Ringlets, Meadow Browns, Marbled Whites, Small Skipper and the one and only Large Blue!

Small Skipper

Small Skipper

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

I also stumbled upon these two Solider Beetles working on their brood upon the Ragwort!

Solider Beetles Dance of Love

Solider Beetles Dance of Love

Rosie

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2 thoughts on “Blues still on the wing!

  1. Hi Rosie. love the blog this year, but have not heard anything since 5th July. Is the season now finished. I would like to know if any sightings are still being recorded.Rob

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