"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
A stranger on the Ringstead Downs butterfly transect
A warm sunny day found many butterflies on the wing on my butterfly transect at Ringstead Downs today. A total of 115 butterflies ( 5 Small White, 1 Large White, 1 Comma, 1 Common Blue, 1 Large Skipper, 14 Small/Essex Skipper, 3 Gatekeeper, 26 Meadow Brown, 63 Ringlet).
Also on the transect was a stunning male Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens soaking up the sun on a bramble leaf.