Monthly Archives: July 2016

Bugs and Beetles

Yellow and black long horn beetles Rutpela maculata are prominent in the meadows, cruising like small bombers between hogweed flowers. Corizus hyoscyami, a handsome bug basking on the meadowgate.

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Butterfly survey July 2016

At last temperatures are up to butterfly standards. The grassland species meadow brown and gatekerper are plentiful in the meadows. The nettle feeder peacocks glow in their freshly emerged colours. The meadow browns gradually shread their wings as they flit … Continue reading

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