Sunday, 6 May 2012

Butterflies, Boars & Beckley Woods

Seven hardy souls ventured out into the wilds of East Sussex for the first Sussex BC event of the
year in Rother.

It was cold, it was wet and there was not a Butterfly to be seen anywhere.

However we were determined to have our money’s worth. So our butterfly walk turned into an impromptu “Practical Conservation” field trip. We walked the rides, we discussed the merits of the conservation work done in Beckley, we listened to birdsong (I can now add Blackcap to my meagre repertoire), we identified some plants and trees, we found the most beautiful black slug (Limax cinereoniger) and we saw a day-flying moth (Adela reaummurella).

Good company trumps good weather.

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