Thursday, 29 April 2010

Duke of Burgundy and Pearl Bordered Fritillary

Yesterday I joined Neil, Tom, Bob and Jack (from Cambridge). on a field trip. We first visited a private area of woodland where we saw several Duke of Burgundy, the first recorded in Sussex this year
Colin and Neil in 'action' with a Duke, Bob and Tom checking out a pic. (photo courtesy of Jack Harrison).

Then we visited a wood near Arundel to see Pearl Bordered Fritillaries. 

Other firsts for me this year were Speckled Wood, Holly Blue and female Orange Tips.
male Brimstone & Holly Blue

female & male OrangeTips

Speckled Wood

Bluebells should be at their peak soon

We agreed that this had been an excellent outing, one that will be hard to beat. Three of us finished the day enjoying the magnificent view across the wetlands from the Sportsman Inn, Amberley.

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