Here are a few pictures from recent walks and visits.
First was Mitcham Common, not much seen but a Small Tortoiseshell
did pose for a few pictures.
a large hoverfly was also feeding on bramble flowers.
Ashtead walk was in dull weather and the only butterflies seen were Speckled Woods
Bookhams walk was in better weather and Ringlet and an Emperor Moth larva, and
provided the first sightings of the year of White Admiral and Silver Washed Fritillary.
Today I visited the London Wetland Centre, where we saw a display of Tropical Butterflies
in a greenhouse smaller than the one in my garden for the same butterflies.
In the grassland Southern Marsh Orchids were doing very well, a few other orchids were found
Common Spotted, Bee and Pyramidal.
This weekend is the Oaken Wood walk, so hopefully a few more butterflies will be about