Thursday 15th July 2010 - Penny Hill Bank

Today, I returned to Penny Hill Bank Nature Reserve near Martley in Worcestershire. There was lots of Scabious and Knapweed in flower and huge numbers of Six-Spot & Narrow-bordered Five-Spot Burnet moths were present. As with my previous visit in early June, butterflies were very very numerous. Highlights included 12 Marbled Whites, 3 Brown Argus, 2 ♂ Common Blue, 1 Ringlet, 1 Large White, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Small White and too many Gate Keepers & Meadow Browns to count!

Also seen at the reserve was a juvenile Marsh Tit. Green Woodpecker and Chiffchaff were heard. Slow Worms were also seen.

Brown Argus - Penny Hill Bank, 15th July 2010:

Slow Worm - Penny Hill Bank, 15th July 2010:

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