|Buff-tip larva, Phalera bucephala|
On September 3rd I joined a tour of Heyshott Common led by Paul Stevens. We were looking for reptiles but the weather was against us and we only saw Common Lizards and Slow-worms. I watched a late instar Buff-tip larva eating a silver birch leaf and saw Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood and Silver Y.
Afterwards I called at Fairmile Bottom where I saw a Clouded Yellow, Meadow Browns, Small Heath, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Whites, Common Blues and Common Carpets.
On 4th September I joined a metal detecting dig and found a 13th century buckle, a coin of the Roman Emperor Decentius, a complete crotal (animal) bell and a James I coin weight for a gold half angel (worth 6s 8d to 11 shillings at the time).
|dead Dor Beetle, Geotrupid species|
|someone's heath sandcastle|
|mating Black Slugs, Arion ater agg.|
|Sand Lizard burrow, Lacerta agilis|
|Common Carpet, Epirrhoe alternata|
|Meadow Brown in spider web with with Red Mite, Trombidium breei|
|Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina|
|Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina with Red Mite, Trombidium breei|
|Small White, Pieris rapae|
|Wild Carrot, Daucus carota|
|Buckle type1B, 1250-1350AD|
|coin of Decentius 351-353AD|
|coin weight - James I - half angel|
|crotal bell 17-18thC|