Second Butterfly count

Second butterfly count was at Bernwood forest.  1pm.

Temperature was 31 degrees, sunshine

Bernwood Forest has its own Butterfly trail and occasionally sightings of the Purple Emperor.

Unfortunately we didn’t spot one of those, but did see:

13  x Silver washed fritillaries dancing up and down the rides, knocking off smaller butterflies from their flowers.

8 x Large Whites hanging back just a little under the branches of the hedges on the sunny side of the rides.

2 x Ringlets coasting further back in the dabbled shade

4 x Meadow Browns along the bottom of the ride where the wood meets the fields

7 x Brimstone butterflies fluttering together in pairs. or threes.

4 x Large skippers low to ground weaving in and out of the foliage and grasses.

The Big Butterfly count runs from 19th July to the 11th August and you can take part as many times as you want

There’s more on Citizen Science and The Big Butterfly Count in Get Your Boots On

Get Your Boots On is now available from the publisher (The fastest way to get it) by clicking this link

Or you can ask for it in your local book shop or order online from Amazon UK


About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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3 Responses to Second Butterfly count

  1. Good weather for butterflies! My garden is full of gatekeepers on wild marjoram today. Great photos!

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  2. Great to publicise: powerful research harnessing the huge numbers the internet offers.

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