Sunday, 21 June 2009

Iron Age Fort is a butterfly haven

After Sammy & Nute left, I headed off to Cissbury Hill as it is a noted local butterfly hotspot. The views were truly amazing on this particularly clear day. To the west the Isle of Wight and to the east Beachy Head can both be clearly seen. The one mile ditch around the fort is butterfly rich. I saw one Marbled White (but no photo), around 100 Meadow Browns, 50 Painted Ladies, Small Coppers, Small Blues, Common Blues, Large Skippers, a White, Cinnabar moth and a Yellow Shell moth.

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