Sunday, 15 March 2009

Sunday 15th March

Frustrated by not being able to get to my 'Wheatear' spot (they're dropping down everywhere this weekend) I had to make do with grabbing 10 minutes to get another indicator of the advancing Spring - butterflies. One of the orchards in East Barming is on a south-facing slope that leads down to the River Medway. Halfway down this slope is a ragstone bank and outcrop that alway looked to have potential for reptiles, but today I wondered if it' attract any butterflies that were on the wing. Sure enough it did and I was very pleased to count 1x Small Tortoiseshell, 3x Peacock and 5x Comma - not bad for March!

The ragstone wall that yielded a bounty of butterflies.


Greenie said...

Adam ,
As you say not bad at all for March .
That bank really does look interesting . Let us know what you find there during the year .

Warren Baker said...

Nice ''haul'' of butterflies Adam. I find any very old undisturbed place, whatever it's habitat consists of, useually throws up something of interest