Hello and welcome to the sixth alert of 2018.

We now have reports of Common Blue, Small Heath and Swallowtail

Still no reports of Wall - someone must see one soon!

There are branch events coming up in May:
Tuesday 15th May: Field Trip to Foulden Common 10.30am-1.00pm
Saturday 19th May: Field Trip to Shouldham Warren 10.30am-1.00pm
Thursday 24th May: Field Trip to Mid Harling Heath 10.30am-1.00pm

The Norfolk Naturalists have a field trip to Foulden Common on May 20th at 10.30
NWT havea moth and butterfly day at Weeting Heath on May 19 and 26
Swallowtail walks on May 23, June 6,13,20 and 27
(NWT walks are not free)

Currently reported this year from Norfolk are
Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Swallowtail, Brimstone,  Large, Small and Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood, Small Heath

In other news
Dragonflies reported flying in Norfolk
Large Red, Red-eyed, Common Blue, Blue-tailed, Azure  and Variable damselflies, Banded Demoiselle, Hairy dragonfly, Four-Spotted, Scarceand Broad-bodied Chasers, Black-tailed Skimmer and Norfolk Hawker

Orchids in flower: Early Purple, Green-winged, Twayblade, Birds Nest,
The Military Orchid open day at the Rex Graham reserve will be Sunday May 27 9.30-3.30

As usual all reports gratefully received.(and many thanks to those who'velet me know what they're seeing)

(I'm having another op next week so the next alert may be delayed)
Andy B