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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