Wood Whites

To Bury Ditches to look for Wood Whites 5 were found see green squares on the map.  4 Wall were also found.

Wood Whites

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Blackthorn Cutting

RH_PanoramalrA gang of enthusiasts met today at Stock Green to coppice Blackthorn for Brown Hairstreak.  The wood looked great with loads of butterflies – Silver-Washed Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak.  Brown Argus and Common and Holly Blues.

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White-letter Hairstreak

White-letter Hairstreak is back at Upton Warren WWT nature reserve.  Seen on creeping thistle just beyond the Moors Pool. (yesterday)

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Wyre Forest

Despite the poor weather 7 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries were found today at Wyre Forest. A map showing location is shown below.

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Bredon Hill

Over the last few years we have been finding Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak on Bredon Hill.  Today in extremely warm weather we looked to see if they were surviving.  Small numbers were found in the key areas, in the disused quarries.  Over the last two days we have also observed a number of Painted Ladies moving north at speed.

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Disused Quarry

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Coppet Hill

A stop at Coppet Hill to look for Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, we found just 7, all in the area where bracken management was done in winter.  We also found 2 Green Hairstreak, loads of Speckled Yellow and Brown Silver Line moths.

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Ewyas Harold

A day out at Ewyas Harold Common and Meadows, the main object was to count and map Pearl-bordered Fritillary.  The result was 16 PBF’s with a map showing where they were found.  The ones found were rather warn showing that this may be the end of their season.  Early Common Blues were also found. Both Early Purple and Common Spotted Orchids were present and a Red Kite as we left the reserve.

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