Butterfly Alert No 4

Small Heath

Hello and welcome to alert number 4

Grizzled Skipper and Small Heath are now reported - single reports in both cases. Grizzled on the  cut-off channel

Next up will be Wall Brown and Dingy Skipper. (Beware though,  both Common and Latticed Heath day-flying moths are also currently flying)

May 6th has two events of interest
Wild About the Wensum at Pensthorpe
http://www.pensthorpe.com/events/2017/1/wild-about-wensum-2017/
and
Wild about East Hills Wood at Norwich
http://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/all-events/2017-05-06-wild-about-east-hills-wood

while the first BC Field trip will be Middle Harling Heath on May 23and there's a Bioblitz at Train Wood, Norwich on May 27th

Early Purple Orchids are now flowering in Norfolk, (and Early Spider in Dorset)

Currently reported for Norfolk are: Grizzled Skipper, Large, Small and Green-veined Whites, Brimstone, Orangetip, Holly Blue, Small Copper, Green Hairstreak, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral. Peacock, Comma , Speckled Wood and Small Heath

Large Red damselflies are flying in Norfolk, with Hairy Dragonfly expected shortly.

As usual all reports gratefully received.
Andy B