Saturday, 5 October 2013

Duke of Heyshott party

Chinese Lantern, physalis alkekengi
On Wednesday I attended my first work party at Heyshott escarpment. This winter project has been running for a month but due to the wonderful end to the butterfly summer I had not felt able to assist till now. This project is creating more ideal habitat for one of the U.K.’s most endangered butterflies, the Duke of Burgundy. This beautiful little creature requires sheltered areas with plenty of suitable primulas, either primrose or cowslip, the larval foodplant. The Murry Downland Trust drives this project, assisted by advice from Butterfly Conservation and some help from BC members.

On Thursday I checked out a local park and found some interesting garden throwaway plants,  three Red Admirals and a Small White.
sunrise, 27 September
Heyshott work party:

local park:
Common Fumitory, Fumaria officinalis
Common Fumitory, Fumaria officinalis

micromoth - id needed please!
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Self-heal, Prunella vulgaris

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