Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sussex Still In The Starting Blocks

Scoured Southwater Woods today. White Admiral males still building (early days) - no sign of female WA yet. Silver-washed Fritillary males building - just one female. No Gatekeeper, Purple Hairstreak or Ringlet yet, but Small Skipper just starting. Emergence events are all early, but in sync, suggesting we are still 3 - 4 days to first Purple Emperor in Sussex. This Bookham chap has turned up to the party very early.

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