Bradfield Woods 29July2018 Field Trip Report
Six people met in the car-park of Bradfield Woods. It was sunny but with a strong North Wind blowing. Not a good start to the day. Well how wrong you can be, along the sheltered but sunny rides we found our first White admirals and Silver washed fritillaries of the year. Also good numbers of large skippers, speckled woods, Meadow browns and a comma. A perfect outcome after all. Thank you Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
Foxley Wood 22July2018 Field Trip Report
Following a very successful moth trapping session in Foxley Wood, 16 of us set off with Daniel Maidstone, the warden, in search of butterflies. Unfortunately the weather was dull and overcast and a bit cool and windy. There were plenty of ringlets, meadow browns and skippers about and we did see our target species, silver washed fritillary and white admiral but photo opportunities were very limited. We saw 9 different species in total and were very grateful to Daniel for showing us round the wood.
Beeston Common 22July2018 Field Trip Report
8 people joined the walk on Beeston Common on 14-7-18. It was a very warm, sunny day and once again we were lucky enough to have Francis Farrow to show us around. The common looked very green not like our parched lawns and roadsides and we saw marsh fragrant orchids, common spotted orchids and marsh helleborines. The butterflies were very busy with a preponderance of large whites. Once again photos were difficult, as nothing wanted to settle, but we saw 17 different species including silver washed fritillaries. Our thanks once again to Francis for giving us his time.
Buxton Heath June 27th Field Trip Report
24 people at Buxton. Lovely sunny morning and the heath looked great. Silver Studded blues seemed to be everywhere we looked. 11 different species of butterflies seen altogether.
ButterflyAlert No 8 June 23rd
Currently reported this year from Norfolk are Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Swallowtail, Brimstone, Large, Small and Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Silver-studded Blue, Green, White-letter and Purple Hairstreaks, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Dark-Green and Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Small Heath
In other news
Dragonflies reported flying in Norfolk
Large Red, Red-eyed, Common and Scarce Emerald, Common Blue, Blue-tailed, Azure and Variable damselflies, Banded Demoiselle, Hairy dragonfly, Emperor, Four-Spotted, Scarce and Broad-bodied Chasers, Black-tailed Skimmer, Southern, Brown and Norfolk Hawker and Common Darter.
As usual all reports gratefully received.(and many thanks to those who've
let me know what they're seeing)
Bradfield Woods 21June18 Field Trip Report
Six people met in the car-park of Bradfield Woods. It was sunny but with a strong North Wind blowing. Not a good start to the day. Well how wrong you can be,
along the sheltered but sunny rides we found our first White admirals and Silver washed fritillaries of the year, Also good numbers of large skippers, speckled woods,
Meadow browns and a comma. A perfect outcome after all. Thank you Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
Report and photos from Ann Carpenter