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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.
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
Tony Russell-Smith, Andy Phillips and Ian Phillips gave their time to set up an invertebrate survey across a variety of habitats on the Dixter Estate to build on the previous data collected to give a really good grounding for the … Continue reading
A first for Great Dixter. A tiny Green Hairstreak. This most beautiful iridescent green butterfly prefers dyers greenweed upon which to lay eggs. Both small white in the meadow and speckled wood at Weights wood were out and about. A … Continue reading
At last the weather has warmed up enough, a balmy 18 degrees, to allow the orange tips to fly. The male’s vivid with fresh orange wing tips. The females are like weaker, bouncy small whites but with speckled green underwings. … Continue reading
The first blog of the new season, which has got off to a very chilly windy start. The salix in the cat garden is alive with bees and I spotted a lonely, tatty comma which must have survived the winter … Continue reading