Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 24th July 2016: Dark Green Fritillary

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 24th July 2016: Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary Dyscarr Wood by Pauline Bradford

Dark Green Fritillary Dyscarr Wood by Pauline Bradford

Our first Dark Green Fritillary for the year was seen and photographed by Pauline Bradford on July 18th. Well done Pauline.


That brings the year species list to 33 which is what I would expect. Last year a single White Admiral was seen and photographed so maybe we will reach 34 species again this year.


Summary of a rather hectic ten days:

Small Skipper 18 records
Ploughman Wood Jean Parrott 10
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 15
Cotgrave Wood Brian Johnson 17
Sandybanks LNR Antoni Lachetta 23
Wollaton Park Transect Richard Smyth 28
Radcliffe Wood transect Paul Goodwin 55
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 280
Essex Skipper 5 records
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 4
Cotgrave Wood Brian Johnson 4
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 8
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 22
Wollaton Park Transect Richard Smyth 9
Large Skipper 4 records
Cotgrave Woods Eliot Taylor 6
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 6
Budby Pumping Station Dave Morton 8
Sandybanks LNR Antoni Lachetta 9
Brimstone 3 records
Chilwell Jane Howe 2
Cotgrave Wood Brian Johnson 1
Grantham Canal: A46 East to Cropwell Bishop Chris Cooper 2
Large White 11 records
Skylarks (Blotts Pit) Transect Roger Freestone 6
Dyscarr Wood Pauline Bradford 8
Cotgrave Wood Sandy Aitken 10
Cotgrave Forest Roger Freestone 16
Small White 21 records
Cotgrave Woods Eliot Taylor 15
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 16
Grantham Canal: Stragglethorpe Rd to Cotgrave Chris Cooper 17
Skylarks (Blotts Pit) Transect Roger Freestone 19
Dark Lane Calverton Martyn Anderson 20
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 21
Green-veined White 21 records
Potwell Dyke Transect Amanda Hender 10
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 11
Grantham Canal: Stragglethorpe Rd to Cotgrave Chris Cooper 13
Grantham Canal: A46 East to Cropwell Bishop Chris Cooper 15
Purple Hairstreak 11 Records
Hemlock Stone Hannah Wilkinson 3
Cotgrave Woods Eliot Taylor 6
Cotgrave Woods Richard Rogers 4
Cotgrave Wood Brian Johnson 3
Cotgrave Forest Chris Cooper & Clare Bowler 5
Cotgrave Forest Roger Freestone 3
Cotgrave Wood Stuart Carlton 2
Cotgrave Wood Sandy Aitken 5
Blidworth Woods Jack Dennison 3
Beauvale Priory (Farm and Tea Room) Jim Steele 1
Beeston Sidings Transect Graham Birkett 1
White-letter Hairstreak 13 records
Cotgrave Forest Chris Cooper 2
Cotgrave Woods Jenny & Steve Smith 1
Cotgrave Woods Richard Rogers 3
Cotgrave Wood Brian Johnson 5
Bunny Old Wood Richard Penson 12
Cotgrave Forest Chris Cooper & Clare Bowler 2
Cotgrave Wood Stuart Carlton 4
Dyscarr Wood Pauline Bradford 1
Bunny Woods Brian Johnson 1
Dark Lane Calverton Martyn Anderson 1
Cotgrave Forest Rob Johnson, Jane Carruthers 2
Cotgrave Forest Alan Armstrong 1
Beauvale Priory (Farm and Tea Room) Jim Steele 1
Small Copper 1 record
Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery Peter Acton 1
Common Blue 1 record
Budby Pumping Station Dave Morton 1
Holly Blue 5 records
Carlton-in-Lindrick Howard Williams 1
Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery Damian Taylor 2
Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery Peter Acton 1
Nottingham Sherwood area Jack Dennison 1
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 1
Purple Emperor 8 records, a max of 5 noted by any one recorder,  some were good distance apart
Red Admiral 8 records of ones or twos from Grantham Canal, Cotgrave Woods, Hemlock Stone, Sandybanks LNR, Wallingwells, West Bridgford, Bunny Woods, Bestwood
Painted Lady Single record
Bestwood Antoni Lachetta 1
Small Tortoiseshell 22 records
Sandybanks LNR Antoni Lachetta 9
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 30
Peacock 2 records
Upper Saxondale Chris Cooper 1
Cotgrave Forest Alan Armstrong 5
Comma 18 record with a remarkable 20 recorded by Sandy Aiten over a wide area in Cotgrave Woods
Dark Green Fritillary 1 seen by Pauline Bradford as reported above
Silver-washed Fritillary
Cotgrave Woods Jenny & Steve Smith 1
Cotgrave Wood Sandy Aitken 1
Eaton Wood Michael Walker 1
Gamston Wood Michael Walker 2
Dyscarr Wood Michael Walker 1
Cotgrave Forest Michael Walker 1
Speckled Wood 18 record with a max of in Cotgrave Woods by Chris Overton
Marbled White 1 record of 13 in Shireoaks Woodlands  by Paul Pearson
Gatekeeper 22 records
Cotgrave Forest Roger Freestone 14
Netherfield Lagoons transect Sue Cowlishaw 27
Radcliffe Wood transect Paul Goodwin 47
Meadow Brown 33 records totalling over 300 individuals
Potwell Dyke Transect Amanda Hender 38
Clumber Park transect Alison Watson & Dave Cooper 41
Radcliffe Wood transect Paul Goodwin 44
Cotgrave Wood Brian Johnson 49
Wollaton Park Transect Richard Smyth 82
East Leake Meadow Park Brian Johnson 171
Small Heath 4 records
Chilwell Jane Howe 1
Bingham Linear Park Chris Cooper & Clare Bowler 1
Cotgrave Forest Rob Johnson &  Jane Carruthers 1
Clumber Park transect Alison Watson & Dave Cooper 25
Ringlet 400+ individuals from 29 sites including
Cotgrave Woods Eliot Taylor 60
Bingham Linear Park Chris Cooper, Clare Bowler 65
Sandybanks LNR Antoni Lachetta 142

My thanks to the following 35 contributors over the last ten days (sorry if I have missed anyone out):
Alan Armstrong., Alison Watson & Dave Cooper, Amanda Hender, Antoni Lachetta, Brian Johnson, Chris Cooper & Clare Bowler, Chris Overton, Damian Taylor, Dave Morton, Eliot Taylor, Graham Birkett, Hannah Wilkinson, Howard Williams, Jack Dennison, Jane Howe, Jean Parrott, Jenny & Steve Smith, Jim Steele, Lynne Demaine, Martyn Anderson, Michael Walker, Paul Goodwin, Paul Pearson, Pauline Bradford, Peter Acton, Richard Penson, Richard Smyth, Rob Johnson & Jane Carruthers, Roger Freestone, Sandy Aitken, Stuart Carlton, Sue Cowlishaw

Marbled White 160702 Shireoaks Woodlands by Paul Pearson

Marbled White 160702 Shireoaks Woodlands by Paul Pearson

Brimstone 170720 by Chris Cooper

Brimstone 170720 by Chris Cooper

Purple Emperor 160720 Richard Smyth

Purple Emperor 160720 Richard Smyth

Ringlet 160702 Shireoaks Woodlands by Paul Pearson

Ringlet 160702 Shireoaks Woodlands by Paul Pearson

Brimstone 170720 by Chris Cooper

Brimstone 170720 by Chris Cooper

Comma f hutchinsoni 160714 Cotgrave Woods Chris Cooper

Comma f hutchinsoni 160714 Cotgrave Woods Chris Cooper

Essex Skipper 160721 by Richard Smyth

Essex Skipper 160721 by Richard Smyth

 

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