Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Wednesday 16th July
Good numbers of butterflies were seen on the wing on the Research Station land, East Malling this afternoon. Prompted by a report of a couple of Small Tortoishells on site from Mike Easterbrook, I went to hunt them down at lunchtime. Sure enough I managed to find a couple of pristine examples. I've now got a double figure count for this species for the year, from all around the county admittedly, but an vast improvement on last years single record! Are they making a comeback??? Other butterflies encountered included 3x Comma, 2x Speckled Wood, 1x Holly Blue, 12x Gatekeepers and numerous ragged looking Meadow Browns and Whites.