Monday, 10 October 2011

Graylings on Bleak Down

On the 30th July we made a visit to Bleak Down on the Isle of Wight.one of the few sites,and perhaps the best site on the Island for the Grayling butterfly.The habitat is ideal for this species and good numbers were seen.The Grayling likes to lay a single egg on a grass stem on open ground as shown in the first photograph.The caterpillar will then overwinter.This butterfly is single brooded.




Grayling habitat on Bleak Down