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Friday, 1 May 2015

Duke of Burgundy Noar Hill

Jenny and I made a dash to Noar Hill Selbourne to see the Duke of Burgundy. I havn't visited the site for many years, the last trip it was closed due to Foot & Mouth Outbreak. It was dull and quite cold when we arrived. No butterflies were seen, but a Early Purple Orchid was in full flower.

After a break for Lunch the sum came out for an hour, and within a few minutes we found our first male Duke.

Later a darker male flew past up the face of the hollow and i found it just over the top settled on a Cowslip flower.

In another hollow i managed to find a Dingy Skipper.

It was good to see the Dukes in good numbers on a dull cold day, in the warm sunshine they would have been around in numbers.

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