Tuesday 24th July 2012 - A patch first!!!!
Walking back through the Gallops I recorded 4 Small Coppers that were feeding on the Yarrow, a Gatekeeper and a Red Admiral. A single ♀ Common Darter dragonfly was also present along the path.
I then wandered down the lane to 'the beet field' (that, for the first time in years doesn't contain sugar beet...just to confuse the issue). I scanned the mature Oaks at the entrance and the Ash opposite and soon picked up what I was hoping for, a single Purple Hairstreak. i discovered a small colony here last year so it was great to see that they were still present.
Posted by Jason K