Outing to Martin Down Wednesday 22nd May 2019

04 July 2019

SIG: Nature

(image above Adonis Blue by Duncan Locke LRPS)

Nine Members enjoyed warm sunny weather at Martin Down,  a great site for Butterflies. We found and photographed Burnt-tip and Common Spotted Orchids.

Burnt-tip Orchid by Gill Cardy FRPS

Fifteen species of butterflies: Brimstone, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Marsh Fritillary, Brown Argus, Small Copper, Holly Blue, Adonis Blue, Common Blue, Small Blue, Speckled Wood were reported plus a some day flying moths.

Adonis Blues  by Annette Beardsley LRPS

Marsh Fritillary by Keith Polwin ARPS

 Small Heath_by Yealand Kalfayan

Oak Eggar Moth Caterpillar by Geoff Hughes ARPS