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Dave Brice and Greg Bond were warmly welcomed at the local trust’s Open Day on the excellent SSSI at Whitwell Common south of Reepham
The sun was shining and it was a warm sunny day for our trip to Hickling. Unbelievable but true.
Perfect weather for our walks at Hillfield Nursery, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe
In the event it was quieter than expected with the traps Sharon Hearle had set the previous evening relatively empty and the day flying moths themselves a little thin on the ground
True to form the day broke, cloudy, cool and looking as though it could rain. Well we are used to this for butterfly walks. In spite of the weather thirteen people gathered in the car park at Holt Country Park. It was very overcast and cool, the conditions not at all propitious for our quest.
A very successful morning despite the weather
13 species of butterfly seen on our afternoon walk.
A total of six Silver Washed Fritillarys and four White Admirals seen
Once again the Norfolk branch of Butterfly Conservation had a stand at the Royal Norfolk Show. This year we were blessed with good weather making the show that bit more enjoyable
In spite of the weather twelve of us arrived at Pigney's Wood, a 58 acre community woodland south of Knapton.
A grey, chilly day for our jointly run event did not deter visitors, all of whom saw a freshly emerged Swallowtail which sat on a reed stem all day.
Our annual Open Day is the only day in the year when members of BC and the public have the opportunity to see what the inside of the reserve is like.
UK butterflies rallied last summer following their worst year on record but numbers were still below average, a study has revealed.