Thursdays walk on Ashtead Common was good for Purple Emperor, no trouble finding the females egglaying on the lower slopes. A few female Silver Washed Fritilllaries were also seen.
A male Speckled Wood was sunning itself on the edge of a track.
Sundays Hutchinsons Bank Open Day, was warm with some sunshine. Just before 11am i was looking for Hummingbird Hawk caterpillars, but disturbed a male Clouded Yellow, the first seen on site this year.