6.5.16.

Friday… Warm and Hazy Sunshine…20ºC.

I was thinking it would be ideal conditions to do my second Butterfly Survey this year. But rather than full sun like most of the morning had enjoyed. By the time I got to HC it had gone hazy. But at least I got Butterflies on this survey. 1 Red Admiral, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock and a Small Tortoiseshell.

Before me and Ken started the survey, we spotted our 1st Green Tiger Beetle, this year. Which kindly flew up onto the Heather…

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There were really good numbers of Mining Bees today. Mainly Nomads and Ashy/Grey Mining bees, like this one, trying to decide Upstairs or Downstairs…

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This is not a great photo of a Green Longhorn Moth (Adela reaumerella), because it landed and soon flew off. It’s the 1st Longhorn Moth I’ve seen this year…

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After finishing the Butterfly survey, we spotted 2 male Emperor Moths. This one at The Wardens Office, just as we were finishing a well deserved Ice-cream (Thanks Ken). It suddenly  struck me that I must have had traces of pheromone left on my boots. Ken photographed it approaching my boots, I luckily caught it as it zoomed by. Emperors are a lot faster than Butterflies….

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