Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk – 25th July

The weather was hot and sunny for a change and the insects were flying abundantly. There were three male Emperors seen, seventeen Black-tailed Skimmers and eight Brown Hawkers. Common Blue Damselflies were too numerous to count and Blue-tailed Damselflies and Banded Demoiselles were also seen. The butterflies were represented by 45 Gatekeepers, two Red Admirals, ten Small Skippers and at least one Essex Skipper plus a Holly Blue and Meadow Browns and Ringlets, Large Whites, Small Whites and Green-veined Whites. Also seen were Six-spot Burnets, Shaded Broad-bars and a Weasel. PS.