A hairstreak on the heath

A hairstreak on the heath

The hairstreak moved around the ragwort unperturbed. For ten minutes it slowly worked the golden florets. It only opened its wings for a brief aerial dispute when a Common blue came in and disturbed it. I never saw the flash of blue on its upper wings as it flew....
Butterfly Count 2015

Butterfly Count 2015

The Big Butterfly Count has only a few days to go. It finishes on 9th August. Since 17th July I have been out counting on Blackheath. Map of Blackheath – Big butterfly Count areas Blackheath Big Butterfly Count The map shows the main areas of Blakheath that I...
Early Spring Butterflies

Early Spring Butterflies

Life got a whole lot better today. My lunchtime walk was enriched by three species of butterflies on what I call the butterfly bank. A pair of  Commas chased amongst the emerging bugloss and a Peacock supped from spring blossom. Further up the butterfly bank a...

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