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Twyford Wood Blog 2020
20th June 2020: Cloudy, slight wind but sunny intervals.
Butterflies on the wing included Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Large & Small Skipper, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Marbled White.
Martin Kew also there........
Walked over to the Glades and although dull weather, saw this years first Marbled Whites. Lots of Large Skippers buzzing around too.
18th June: Martin Kew Update......................
I was fortunately able to visit the woods during my lockdown exercise outings and saw my first Grizzled Skipper at the Glades on 23rd April. By the 26th April both Grizzled and Dingy were appearing on both reserves.
I did the first Transect recording on 17th May by which time the Skippers had been joined by Common Blue, Small Heath and Green Hairstreak. Numbers recorded were:
Sanctuary - GS 20, DS 18, SH 5, CB 9 and GHS 1.
Glades - GS 13, DS 17, SH 13 and CB 16.
On my most recent Transect walk on the 15th June I recorded the following across both reserves: MB 11, LS 9, SH 8, CB 5, GHS 1, SpW 2, ST 1 and R 2.
20th May: A lovely sunny day with quite a few Skippers on the wing.