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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Denbies Hillside

There were clouds of Chalkhill Blues on this hillside, but the walk started with a surprise butterfly, a female Purple Emperor flew over us while we were all waiting in the car park, and settled in an Ash Tree.
 Dark Green Fritillary, Marbled White, and our First male Adonis Blue were seen on the walk down to the main Denbies Hillside.
 Close up pictures of male Chalkhill Blues were taken by lots of photographers.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Dawney Hill & Brookwood Cemetery

A few pictures from todays butterfly walk.

 Grayling underside.

 Common Blue Damsilfly
Small Copper Butterfly

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Merrow Downs and Vale End 2012

Our walk across Merrow Downs was in good weather despite heavy rain when we all left home, the following were seen on todays walk.
 A Ruby Tiger moth caterpillar was found in long grass at the start.
A view across the lake.
Small Copper butterfly on ragwort. Two male Chalkhill Blues feeding on various delights.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Reigate & Colley Hills

We had a large turnout for this walk, but the weather was against us this year, we did see a few Green-veined Whites at the begining of the walk.
At the Chalk Grassland area a pink Pyramidal Orchid was in flower.

People looked at the views over Reigate.

A Small Copper was spotted, then it was heavy rain, so a quick exit back to the car park.