Butterfly and orchid photos on the travels of Martin, a wildlife warden in the Croydon area.
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Wisley Dragonflies, Bookham Hairstreaks, Denbies Hillside
We are now at the last few butterfly walks of 2014
The first walk was at Wisley looking for dragonflies.
Common Darter male
female Brown Hawker ovipositing
The first Bookham Common Walk had a good turn out, and on the plains we found a female Brown Hairstreak flying around the blackthorn bushes, she rested on bracken for a few minutes for photos.
The Denbies Hillside walk was also in sunny weather, and Autumn Ladies Tresses had just started to come up into flower.
Two Clouded Yellow were also seen, the female above was looking to lay eggs
the male was resting in the herbage, and allowed close-up pictures.