Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 2nd August 2016: Odd times

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 2nd August 2016: Odd times

Silver Washed Fritillary 160730 Cotgrave Woods by Chris Cooper

Silver Washed Fritillary 160730 Cotgrave Woods by Chris Cooper

I have received over 750 records over the last nine days, 360 are sightings from 24th June. My thanks to those listed below.

However, most of the 360 sighting are of the more common summer species and even these are tend to be low counts. We really need more records for the summer Skippers (Essex in partic.), White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak and Small Copper which, along with Common Blue, all seem to be having a poor year in Notts. Peacock and Small Health not doing very well either.

SPECIES REPORTED FROM 24th JULY
Small Skipper 16 sites including
Sandybanks LNR 111
Gedling Country Park transect 38
Essex Skipper Just 4 sites
Cotgrave Woods 3
Carlton Forest Farm permissive footpath 2
Kinoulton, Grantham Canal 2
Beeston sidings LNR 1
Large Skipper 6 sites including
Cotgrave Forest – Wolds Lane from forest N. edge to Laming Gap Lane 3
Sandybanks LNR 3
Brimstone 4 sites
Naturescape Wildflower Farm – Langar 2
Cotgrave Forest – Wolds Lane from forest N. edge to Laming Gap Lane 1
Calverton F/P No3 1
Chilwell 1
Large White 21 sites including
Calverton F/P No3 29
Owthorpe Newfields Farm 20
Edwinstowe 15
Hickling Vimy Ridge Farm 15
Small White 23 sites including
Bingham Linear Park transect 32
Cotgrave Woods 28
Netherfield Lagoons transect 25
Green-veined White 18 sites including
Potwell Dyke Transect 37
Wollaton Park transect 28
Purple Hairstreak 4 sites in total
Cotgrave Woods 5
Cotgrave Forest – Wolds Lane from forest N. edge to Laming Gap Lane 3
Cotgrave Woods 3
Calverton F/P No3 1
Southwell Trail 1
White-letter Hairstreak Just one record!!
Cotgrave Woods 3
Small Copper Just 2 records
Carlton-in-Lindrick 1
Wollaton 1
Common Blue Just 2 records
Sandybanks LNR 1
East Leake Meadow Park 1
     
Holly Blue 7 sites, all singletons except for
Naturescape Wildflower Farm – Langar 2
Red Admiral 19 sites including
Annesley Woods 4
Cotgrave Woods 3
Grantham Canal, Manns Bridge 3
Painted Lady 4 sites
Hickling Vimy Ridge Farm 2
Cotgrave Woods 2
Linby Trail 1
Grantham Canal, Manns Bridge 1
Small Tortoiseshell 6 sites including
Owthorpe Newfields Farm 20
Sandybanks LNR adults and newly hatched larvae
Clipston on the Wolds to forest edge 2 nests of larvae
Peacock Only 9 sites in total and only 2 in double figures
Hickling Vimy Ridge Farm 25
Owthorpe Newfields Farm 15
Comma 13 sites including
Dyscarr Wood 3
Southwell Trail 3
Edwinstowe 3
Carlton-in-Lindrick, Carlton Wood 3
Silver-washed Fritillary 2 records
Cotgrave Woods 3
Dyscarr Wood 1
Speckled Wood 12 sites including with a max of 3 except for
Sandybanks LNR 9
Gatekeeper 18 sites including
Radcliffe Wood transect 69
Netherfield Lagoons transect 51
Gedling Country Park transect 51
Meadow Brown 22 sites including
Wollaton Park transect 58
Gedling Country Park transect 48
Small Heath 6 sites includind
Clumber Park transect 19
Hickling Vimy Ridge Farm 10
Ringlet 15 sites including
Sandybanks LNR 64
Clumber Park transect 63
Sandybanks LNR 61

 

Painted Lady 160731 Cotgrave Woods by Lynne Demaine

Painted Lady 160731 Cotgrave Woods by Lynne Demaine

Records from: Alison Watson, Antoni Lachetta, Barbara and Nigel Wood, Bill Bacon, Bob Thacker, Brian Johnson, Chris Cooper, Chris Cooper, Clare Bowler, Dave Griffin, Graham Birkett, H. Wilkinson & W. Hutchinson, Howard Williams, Ian Dunn, Jane Broomhead, Jane Howe, Jean Parrott, Jenny Craig, Martyn Anderson, Neil Smith, Paul Goodwin, Pauline Bradford, Pete Brewin, Phil Burnham, Richard Smyth, Robin Old, Sue Cowlishaw, Toni Lachetta, Tricia Rice

Ringlet minor abberation 160731 Cotgrave Woods by Bill Bacon

Ringlet minor abberation 160731 Cotgrave Woods by Bill Bacon

Remember the Big Butterfly Count is still happening – it runs through to the 7th August.

http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/

 

RichardR

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