Although not as warm as the last few days, it was nevertheless a lovely early spring day and the butterflies responded to the sunshine at Bouldnor. I was disappointed not to see any new emergent butterflies but the hibernators were on show with numerous sightings of Peacock, five Comma, three Red Admiral, and two male Brimstone. One of the latter spent some time flitting from flower to flower enjoying the many primrose plants along the track.
Thursday, 1 April 2021
Monday, 29 March 2021
The sun was shining today and a morning walk on the landslip near to Compton was rewarded with warm sunshine and light winds. Here on our south-western coast the cliff tops are now displaying early spring flowering plants and in addition, the beautiful song of the male Skylark that filled the air..
My hope of a first butterfly of the season was premature, but the larvae webs of the Glanville Fritillary did not disappoint as several were found. In a few weeks the adult butterfly will grace these cliff slopes and add to the glorious colour that is to be seen on this coast. The caterpillars seen today varied in size, depending on their location. Those where the webs were more sheltered tendered to be less developed than individuals in more open and sunny spots.
I was pleased to record my first butterfly of the year on my return home ,as the always dependable Peacock was seen in my garden.
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Monday, 13 July 2020
Of course there are always dangers and this Large White chose the wrong time to land on this bloom.A crab spider was ready and waiting for it's next meal.
Saturday, 11 July 2020
|Tennyson Down left,Afton Down & Compton Bay distant|
Friday, 10 July 2020
Saturday, 13 June 2020
Monday, 18 May 2020
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Monday, 16 March 2020
|Primrose rides at Walter's Copse|