This morning I visited the Duke of Bugundy site at Rewell Wood. We have been clearing wide rides and creating a large clearing for the Dukes the past two winters. I found a solitary large light coloured male on a path. He obliged by sitting in several places. In the original clearing I witnessed the courtship and mating of a pair of Common Blues. A Brimstone settled on the ground and a fly landed on it. After I returned we did our shopping and collected Bea from the station.
Brimstone with fly
|Bramble sawfly, Arge cyanocrocea on Wood Spurge|