Bevendean Butterfly Walk for Sussex Butterfly Conservation

On Saturday 19th July 2014 FoBD hosted a walk for Sussex Butterfly Conservation. Despite the wet weather forecast 8 people turned up and had a good butterfly day as the weather improved. The long grass area of the sheep enclosure was full of flowers and butterflies and day flying moths and grasshoppers and crickets. Of the butterflies there were good numbers of marbled whites meadow browns, ringlets, gatekeepers, Small and Essex skippers, common blues, brown argus. The youngest member of the group Joseph found a Roesels Cricket. In the shorter grass areas there were numerous chalkhill blues amongst the round head rampion autumn gentian and other downland flowers. Thanks to Colleen Slater for the photographs.View fom HogtroughLong Grass AreaSimmonds PondSimmonds Pond 6 spot burnet moth

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