|male second brood Green-veined White|
Yesterday I visited Southwater Woods early and saw a Purple Emperor flying above the master oak tree. I then did my weekly butterfly transect at Mill Hill with the following results: 1 Comma, 5 Green-veined White, 2 Large White, 3 Marbled White, 8 Meadow Brown, 1 Red Admiral, 12 Small Heath.
In the afternoon we watched the men’s semi-finals and saw our gallant Andy disappear under a Nadal avalanche after a promising start. Should be an interesting final.
|Marbled White taking off|
|this may be Lesne's Earwig Forficula lesnei|
|Comma at Mill Hill|
|camouflage of Red Admiral|
|Common Red Soldier beetle Rhagonycha fulva|
|Marbled White at Mill Hill|
|Hedge Bindweed Calystegia sepium|
|Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis with fly|
|Red-tailed Bumble Bee Bombus lapidarius|
It was a fluffy cloud day at Mill Hill
|Mullein at Mill Hill|