Friday morning was sunny so I did my weekly butterfly transect at Mill Hill. My count was
10 Adonis Blue, 1 Brimstone, 42 Chalkhill Blue, 14 Common Blue, 6 Dingy Skipper, 17 Gatekeeper, 39 Meadow Brown, 1 Red Admiral, 7 Small Heath, 3 Speckled Wood.
|view west from Mill Hill - spot the litter|
I then called in at Steyning Rifle Range to see if any Brown Hairstreaks were out yet. I saw more butterfly enthusiasts than butterflies! Neil, Mark, Brian et al and a couple who arrived from Kent late in the afternoon. I saw one male flying above the tall blackthorn by the lower gate at 3pm.
|Brown Hairstreak Lane|
|SUSSAR on wheels and Dog teams|