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!
Here are some pictures from visitors over the weekend.
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!
I also stumbled upon these two Solider Beetles working on their brood upon the Ragwort!