Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 27th May 2016: Don’t forget caterpillars!

 

Holly Blue 160523 female upper by Lynne Demaine

Holly Blue 160523 female upper by Lynne Demaine

Not much to report over the last week or so – numbers are generally low.

No ‘new’ species. I expect Large Skipper will be our next to be recorded.

Holly Blue seems to be doing well in our gardens but disappointingly few Brown Argus records.

Holly Blue 160523 female under by Lynne Demaine

Holly Blue 160523 female under by Lynne Demaine

Toni Lachetta is the only casual observer to have included larvae (caterpillar) nests in his sighting. Please do not forget to record them.

 

Grizzled Skipper 160519 Staunton by Jean Parrott

Grizzled Skipper 160519 Staunton by Jean Parrott

 

Here is a summary of the relatively few casual sightings over the last two weeks:

Fluterings 160527 Casual Records since mid May 2016

 

My thanks to all who have sent in records, particularly the transect recorders whose efforts are so valuable yet very much understated.

Nottinghamshire transects 2016
Attenborough NR Riverside and Corbett’s Meadow – Pete Brewin
Beeston Sidings – Graham Birkett
Bingham Linear Park – Jenny Craig
Bramcote Hills Park – Richard Rogers
Bramcote Ridge – John Appleton
Clumber Park weekly volunteers – Tom Biddulph and his team
Kings Meadow – Mark Searle
Netherfield Lagoons – Sue Cowlishaw & Pat Gartside
Newstead Abbey Park – Phil Burnham
Ollerton Pit Wood – Jane Broomhead
Potwell Dyke – Robin Old & Mandy Hender
Radcliffe Wood – Bill Bacon
Skylarks NR – Roger Freeman
Wollaton LNR – Tricia Rice
Wollaton Park – Richard Smyth
Orston Guide site – Jennie Harrison

Red Admiral 160521 by Damian Taylor

Red Admiral 160521 by Damian Taylor

 

BFN Richard Rogers

 

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