Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Heyshott work party

work party volunteers: Roger, Richard, Paul, Nigel, Andy
This morning I joined forces with Nigel and two volunteers from Nat-West, London -Richard and Paul, who had kindly agreed to donate a day to volunteer with the Murray Downland Trust work party at Heyshott. As usual we cleared and burnt more habitat for the Duke of Burgundy on this fine day. As we made our way down the escarpment we saw four butterfly species to complete a satisfying day’s work: Brimstones, a Comma, a Peacock and a Small Tortoiseshell. On the way home I checked Angmering Woods. The Brimstone in the ivy had gone as expected on this warm day.
Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni
Daisy, Bellis perennis
Primrose, Primula vulgaris
- foodplant of the Duke of Burgundy caterpillar

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