Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 14th July 2016: Purple Hairstreak and Purple Emperor (!)
Purple Hairstreak seen at Cotgrave Woods and Bulwell Hall park on Wednesday 13th by Lynne Demaine and Neil Pinder respectively
The earliest I have on record in the 19th May, that was in 1997 and I have to question a May sighting.
Jane Broomhead reports “Two lovely Purple Emperor in Wellow Wood this morning – male and female. What a brilliant wood.”
An unknown couple told Bernard & Maureen Featherstone yesterday. Bernard passed the information to Jane who decided to visit today.
I do not know the wood or its history at all but it seem highly likely that these are releases. I suppose it casts a different light on the Cotgrave Woods records (none this year so far) as those too are now all the more likely to be releases.
Species seen over the last week with some sites recorded:
Fiskerton landfill site, Sandybanks LNR, Toton, Cotgrave Woods, East Leake Meadow Park, Radcliffe Wood transect (62 Bill Bacon)
Cotgrave Woods, East Leake Meadow Park, Compton Acres
Cotgrave Woods, East Leake Meadow Park, Farnsfield Picnic Site, Hills and Holes, Warsop, Netherfield, Sandybanks LNR (12 Toni Lachetta)
One in Chilwell (Jane Howe)
Chilwell, Cotgrave Woods, Netherfield, Sandybanks LNR, Toton
Farnsfield Picnic Site, Cotgrave Woods, Radcliffe Wood transect
Chilwell, Netherfield, Radcliffe Wood transect (11)
Cotgrave Woods (Rob Thatcher, Laurence Archibald) and Langford Lowfields (Carl Cornish)
Fiskerton landfill site (Lorna Griffiths) and Farnsfield Picnic Site (Martyn Anderson)
Netherfield Lagoons (Jacqueline Dennison)
Netherfield (Lorna Griffiths) and Cotgrave Woods (Brian Johnson)
Chilwell, Sandybanks LNR, Farnsfield Picnic Site, Netherfield, Netherfield Ouse Dyke, East Leake Meadow Park (22 Brian Johnson)
Larvae at Sandybanks NR (Toni Lachetta)
Cotgrave Woods, Farnsfield Picnic Site, Netherfield, Sandybanks LNR
Sandybanks LNR and Cotgrave Woods
11 at Warsop Hills and Holes (Dave Morton)
Fiskerton landfill site, Chilwell, Farnsfield Picnic Site, Netherfield lagoons, Radcliffe Wood transect
Attenborough NR transect (58 Pete Brewin), Cotgrave Woods, East Leake Meadow Park (143 Brian Johnson), Farnsfield Picnic Site, Netherfield, Potwell Dyke Transect, Radcliffe Wood transect (51 Bill Bacon), Sandybanks LNR
Compton Acres, Cotgrave Woods, East Leake Meadow Park, Farnsfield Picnic Site, Hills and Holes Warsop (45 Dave Morton), Netherfield Lagoons transect (54 Pam Gartside), Potwell Dyke Transect, Radcliffe Wood transect (108 Bill Bacon), Sandybanks LNR (59 Toni Lachetta)
My thanks to Antoni Lachetta, Bill Bacon, Brian Johnson, Carl Cornish, Dave Morton, Iris & Derek Martin, Jack Dennison, Jane Broomhead, Jane Howe, Lawrence Archibald, Lorna Griffiths, Lynne Demaine, Martyn Anderson, Neil Pinder, Pam Gartside, Pete Brewin, Rob Thatcher, Robin & Kay Old.
Remember the Big Butterfly Count starts TOMORROW and runs through to the 7th August.