JMNR Butterfly Transect August 8th 2019

A summary of this week’s butterfly transect,  carried out by D. Clay, is as follows:

• Small Skipper 2
• Gatekeeper 13
• Meadow Brown 3
• Ringlet 1
• Speckled Wood 2
• Green – veined White 4
• Small Copper 2
• Peacock 21
• Red Admiral 4
• Comma 6
• Painted Lady 1

A noticeable lack of Small Tortoishell butterflies, they seem to be having a rough time of it.

3 species of Dragonflies, namely Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker and a Common Darter. The Hawkers were seen throughout the transect in all sectors as they were hunting the reserve.  I would say 1 BH , 1 Male Common Darter and 4 Southern Hawkers were seen at same time. Over the stream section 4 after the dam.

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