Monday, 20 August 2012


Well we could not have wished for a better day.

Compare and contrast with May 6th; (Butterflies, Boars & Beckley Woods) from frostbite to heatstroke, the sublime to the ridiculous.

I knew we were going to have a good day when as I set up the direction signs in the car parking area I saw a Peacock, a Silver-washed Fritillary and a Small Tortoiseshell before the event had even begun.
(Photo by Doug Neve, 18/08/2012)
Indeed the car parking area was a really good butterfly spot.
 (Photo by Heather Martin, 18/08/2012)

So Stuart Cooper led sixteen of us on a very enjoyable and informative butterfly walk around Beckley Wood.
(Photo by Heather Martin, 18/08/2012)

We also saw some Common Blue butterflies, quite a treat in Rother this year.

(Photo by Doug Neve, 18/08/2012)

The Brimstones are out and about too.

(Photo by Heather Martin, 18/08/2012)

And finally a Painted Lady, even less frequent than the Common Blue this year.

(Photo by Heather Martin, 18/08/2012)

So a big thank you to Stuart Cooper for leading the walk and the Forestry Commission for permission to park and access Beckley Wood.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a nice walk! Sorry I couldn't be there...