3.7.16.

Sunday….Sunny most of the morning….19ºC

I was really pleased to have nice weather to have a walk over HC today. Started morning off checking out The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Wardens Office out. This proved successful, as I got to see and photograph a new moth. This is called a Beautiful Carpet, and it was obviously easy to see on the Wardens door…

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Other moths seen at the Wardens were…Engrailed, Single-dotted Wave and a Foxglove Pug….

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Really good numbers of Small Skippers have emerged, with at least 20 seen. Here are a few I photographed…

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The Blue-tailed Damselflies on the Dog Pool, were in better numbers after the continuous rain lately….

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Best day this year for Ringlets…

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Unidentified Sawfly…

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This is my first Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeloetettix maculates)…..

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After not being able to photograph the newly emerging White Admirals yesterday. It was pleasing to at least get one opportunity today. We actually saw 5, but they were mostly turbo charged, and flew right past us. But this one settled briefly….

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I think a Bat Box must have been struck by lightning. It was on the ground, and you could see scorch marks where it had once hung on the tree…

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Hopefully the good weather will stay with us, and I can do a better Butterfly Survey this week. Must remember to pin my new badge somewhere…

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