Saturday, 25 March 2017

On The Up.

A further visit to Walters Copse today saw an increase in butterfly sightings compared with a fortnight ago despite a brisk easterly wind.However in some spots of the copse it was sheltered away from  the cool breeze and became relatively warm in the sunshine.Best of all was the number of Brimstone, reaching double figures as the males patrolled the rides on the lookout for females.Occasionally they took time out to visit the many primrose plants that now bloom throughout the copse.Unfortunately I did not encounter any new spring  emergents, as the only other butterflies on the wing were Peacock and Commas.