Sunday 1st August 2010 - Trench Wood

Today, my wife and I went for a walk around Trench Wood nature Reserve near Droitwich, Worcestershire. As mentioned in a previous post, the reserve is co-managed by Butterfly Conservation and the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and is a great place to see butterflies during the summer months.

During the circuit around the reserve we saw 18 Species of butterfly including 1 Marbled White, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 (rather worn) White Admiral, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Brown Argus, c20 Common Blue, 3 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 2 ♂ Brimstones, 9 Ringlets, 3 Commas, 7 Peacocks and 5 Speckled Woods. Gatekepers and Meadow Browns were too numerous to count as were Large, Small & Green-veined Whites.

Also of interest were a 4 Silver Y moths and a Brown Hawker dragonfly. Young Common Buzzards were heard continually calling from one part of the woodland.

Brown Argus - Trench Wood, 1st August 2010:

Green-veined White - Trench Wood, 1st August 2010:

Speckled Wood - Trench Wood, 1st August 2010:

Common Blue (female) - Trench Wood, 1st August 2010:

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