Thursday, July 24, 2014

Iris in the Kent High Weald

Delighted to be able to report the discovery of The One Butterfly in Kilndown Woods, on NT's Scotney Castle estate, Lamberhurst, on Mon July 20th.

I was leading an event for staff and volunteers so only had a little time, but managed to see two males around an avenue of tall Beech trees which are prominent in the landscape, at the top of the slope - 

and seen from the famous garden (the moat there supports 23 breeding species of dragonfly!) -

That line of Beech is a classic high point territory.

I was also shown the wing of a male found in a garden just north of Lamberhurst.

This rather begs the question of how widespread iris is in the High Weald?  Very, I suspect...

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