Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Grizzlies and a Lizard

Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae
On Sunday morning  I attended a club detecting dig, but found nothing. There were various butterflies on the wing during the morning. An Orange-tip flew across a ploughed field and a Speckled Wood nectared on Celandine on a roadside verge where clover was in flower. There was also Danish Scurvy Grass by the kerb. This is a seaside and estuarine plant and road salt gives it a foothold inland. Spanish Bluebells made an attractive display.
I then checked out Rewell Wood and and finally Kithurst Meadow where I was pleased to find 2 Grizzled Skippers and a lizard.
All photos shot with Lumix DMC-FZ45 with close-up lens (bridge camera) or Canon G9
Clover, Trifolium species
Danish Scurvy Grass, Cochlearia danica
Spanish Bluebell, Hyacinthoides hispanica
Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
Rewell Wood:
Bee Fly, Bombylius major
Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni
Ladybird, 7-spot, Coccinella 7-punctata
Peacock, Inachis io
Primrose, Primula vulgaris
recently widened ride, perfect for Pearl-bordered Fritillaries
Kithurst Meadow:
Bee Fly, Bombylius major
Common Lizard, Zootoca vivipara

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