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
Wild about East Hills Wood at Norwich

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