With the promise of some breaks in the cloud this morning , I set off to search for another butterfly species not found in Kent . The nearest sites to me for the Silver-studded Blue are in Sussex and Surrey , so I packed my passport and headed around the M25 to the latter , Esher Common . It was cool and windy on my arrival , far from ideal conditions , but I set off to se what I could find . I knew that no butterflies would be flying , so looked amongst the Bell Heather , which is one of it's foodplants . Worryingly , in the area where I had seen them last year , I didn't get a single sighting , but it was being more effected by the cool wind , so I headed for other parts of the site . Eventually , a
A few plants of interest around the site included ,
I had intended to go on to Thursley Common after lunch , in search of dragon/damselflies , but with the temperature dropping and the odd spots of rain , I decided it wasn't worth while , and will go on a warmer , sunnier day , so headed home .
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