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.
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|