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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Hutchinsons Bank Open Day

A few pictues from our open day, the Gatekeeper form hasnt been seen since Thursday, will let you know if it is seen again. The Stalls set up in the cutting, some of the moths caught last night we had on show in our butterfly tent. Broad-leaved Helleborine was in flower at the entrance.

Moth Trapping

Here are a few pictures from tonights moth trapping with Bernard Skinner.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Great Railway Journey West Gomshall to Dorking

Here are a few pics from todays walk with Butterfly Conservation Surrey Branch. The first of the second brood Adonis Blue were flying.

Looking at Hummingbird Hawkmoth on the Buddleia
Brimstone [Just Hatched from pupa at bottom of picture]
Chalk Hill Blue on Denbies Hillside
Adonis Blue on Denbies Hillside

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Gatekeeper rare form returns

Our special form of the Gatekeeper butterfly has been seen again at Hutchinsons Bank Nature Reserve, New Addington, a male this time, I have photographed a female of this form in the past (1993).

Hopefully it will still be around for our 25th Reserve Open Day on Sunday 31st July.

Male Gatekeeper (2011)

Female Gatekeeper (1993)