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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Chobham Common and Denbies Hillside

A quick visit to Chobham Common for the Grayling. A bonus of Sand Lizard. We stopped at Denbies Hillside on the return journey for Adonis Blue. A second brood Dingy Skipper was seen on the bottom trackway.
Chobham Common


Sand Lizard

Dingy Skipper

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Box Hill

A Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly was still around today at Box Hill Dukes, Autumn Ladies Tresses a small orchid were seen in two places on the slope. Silver Spotted Skippers were everywhere.
Female Dark Green Fritillary

Autumn Ladies Tresses

Silver Spotted Skipper

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Vale End & Merrow Downs

A butterfly walk in dull conditions, although we did see 19 species of Butterfly.

Looking for Common Blues

Female Skipper egg-laying

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Reigate & Colley Hills

A walk over the downs, Silver Spotted Skippers were seen but not photographed. 21 species of butterfly were seen in all.

Holly Blue
Chalkhill Blue
Purple Hairstreak watching

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Hutchinsons & Chapel Banks

Ringlet on Hutchinsons Bank
A walk over the two reserves saw the hangers on of 3 species of butterfly, Ringlet, Marbled White and Silver-washed Fritillary. A deer was seen in the field the far side of Chapel Bank. 3 Silver-Washed Fritillaries were seen in total.
Comma Butterfly feeding on Hemp Agrimony
Female Silver-washed Fritillary
Marbled White on Chapel Bank