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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Sussex Trip

A tour of Sussex sites today, with Greenie, starting with the Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary, the area that the butterfly was last seen had been covered by Bracken invasion, but the butterflies had moved into a nice ride nearby, where i found this first one.

Then had to go and find Greenie, who was looking in another area of the site, after a little while we found two at the same time, that were having a good feed on various flowers.

We then moved onto Frog Firle, looking for Wall Brown, and had a Small Tortoiseshell as a bonus,
then across the road to where Burnt Orchid had been seen years ago, although the habitat had changed since then, i managed to find 3 in flower, not at their best yet.
Back to the car for lunch, and onto the area where the Wall Browns are, near the white horse, and a Clouded Yellow male shot past at high speed, a few Wall Browns were seen but not photographed.

The next site was near Beachy Head for Frog Orchid, again a site where they had been seen many years ago. The first orchid of interest was the hybrid with the Common Spotted Orchid,
 Back up the slope in a large area of Common Spotted Orchid, we found about 30 spikes of Frog Orchid.

The last site of the day, was at Seven Sisters, where we saw Wall Brown and Adonis Blue, by now the sun had gone in.
Thanks to Greenie, for the trip, and the info for Frog and Burnt Orchids. His pictures and description for the day can be found on his blog, link on the right side of page.

1 comment:

Greenie said...

Martin ,
You must have written your blog before you had your meal .
Super fast .