Returned to Burnt Gorse at High Elms LNR , to see if I could relocate the Dingy Skipper that evaded the viewfinder on my last visit . It was still cool on my arrival , but the sheltered South facing slope was at least out of the wind , so conditions looked reasonable . Within a few minutes , a Green
When I got home I looked up the records for this time last year , when on the same site I recorded 35 butterflies of 12 species , including Sm. Copper , Brown Argus , Common Blue and Sm. Heath , compared to the paltry 8 butterflies of 6 species seen today . It looks like my fears for this year were well founded .
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