Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 28th August 2016. Speckled Woods.

Small Skipper 160816 Rushcliffe CP by Chris Overton

Small Skipper 160816 Rushcliffe CP by Chris Overton

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 28th August 2016. Speckled Woods.

Before a quick update I must say special thanks to the transect walkers who are persevering with mostly low numbers.  Thanks devotees – just four weeks to go now.

 

Silver-washed Fritillary 160821 Dyscar Wood by Pauline Bradford

Silver-washed Fritillary 160821 Dyscar Wood by Pauline Bradford

 

Recent news ….

Antoni Lachetta at Sandybanks NR, Bestwood comments – another week cut short by the return of rainy weather. Little activity now, meadow browns and gatekeepers pretty much at an end. A few common blues and small coppers make an appearance along with speckled woods. The buddleia had a brief visit from a red admiral but no peacocks.

The Netherfield Lagoons transect saw a good count of 55 Common Blue this week (Sue Cowlishaw) yet Jenny Craig, on her Bingham Linear Park transect, notes lots of speckled wood and no blues/coppers. That increase in Speckled Wood was noted by Phil Burhnam and Richard Smyth who counted 15 on the Linby Trail and 16 on his Wollaton Park transect respectively.

Howard Williams in Carlton-in-Lindrick notes – here, oop north, our buddleia too has been empty of all but the odd butterfly all season. There are almost no Peacocks about and very few of anything else except Holly Blues and latterly Speckled Woods. There do seem to be plenty of Whites, but since they rarely land I can’t be sure which they are so don’t record them very often. (You are not alone Howard).

 

Some new records submitted over the last few days but dating from the past ten days or so:

Small Skipper Naturescape Wildflower Farm – Langar on 21st Aug. 2 Jane Howe
Brimstone Grantham Canal: A46 E to Cropwell Bishop 4 Chris Cooper
An three other records of singletons
Large White Grantham Canal: A46 E to Cropwell Bishop 28 Chris Cooper
Toton garden 4 Iris & Derek Martin
Sandybanks LNR 4 Antoni lachetta
Dyscarr Wood 3 Pauline Bradford
And at ten more sites, 51 in total
Small White Bingham Linear Park transect 31 Jenny Craig
Grantham Canal: A46 E to Cropwell Bishop 18 Chris Cooper
Grantham Canal 8 Roger Freestone
Newstead Area 7 Phil Burnham
Grantham Canal 7 Bill Bacon
Green-veined White Grantham Canal: Stragglethorpe Rd to Cotgrave 2 Chris Cooper
Dyscarr Wood 2 Pauline Bradford
Small Copper Sandybanks LNR 3 Antoni lachetta
Small Copper 1 Bob Thacker
Brown Argus Orston – 1km SW of village 1 Chris Cooper
Grantham Canal: A46 W to Stragglethorpe Rd 1 Chris Cooper
Common Blue Netherfield Lagoons transect 55 Sue Cowlishaw
Skylarks (Blotts Pit) 10 Roger Freestone
Sandybanks LNR 6 Antoni lachetta
Grantham Canal: A46 W to Stragglethorpe Rd 5 Chris Cooper
And at six more sites
Holly Blue Carlton-in-Lindrick 2 Howard Williams
Grantham Canal: A46 E to Cropwell Bishop 2 Chris Cooper
And at eight more sites

 

Specked Wood 160825 Grantham Canal by Chris Cooper

Specked Wood 160825 Grantham Canal by Chris Cooper

 

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