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by William
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Thanks chaps - it really was the trip of a lifetime! Wurzel - the grass is the Sanguisorba officinalis/Great Burnet, the larval foodplant, to which Dusky Large Blues are very attached (they rest on it, roost on it, nectar on it, and lay eggs on it), the only other plant I ever saw them perch on was ...
by William
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Thanks chaps - here it is! Hungary As I mentioned on my previous post, I was one of this year's lucky recipients of the Annual Research Bursary provided by Butterfly Conservation's European Interests Group (see: http://www.bc-eig.org.uk/downloads/EIG_Annual_Research_Bursary.pdf). Put simply, this is...
by William
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Frit Larvae Life has become rather busy this year, and so I've been rather quiet on UKB - safe to say I've been enjoying everyone's superb sightings and photos (and the constantly evolving website) nonetheless. I'm now at home after a trip to the Alps and Hungary, as the lucky recipient of BC EIG's...
by William
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1529
Views: 35218

Re: Bugboys mission

Great stuff Bugboy, very jealous! The orchid is one of the Fragrants, my gut is saying Heath, but I don't have any books on me at the moment.

Cheers,

Will
by William
Thu May 04, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Kip
Replies: 55
Views: 1525

Re: Kip

I've noticed this too from time to time, especially last year in the garden, an area of Cow Parsley that caught the evening sun was particularly favoured by male Orange Tips (shown in the photos below, there was another just out of shot alongside the 6 circled) with at least 3 each night for a week ...
by William
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 3637

Re: April 2017

That web will be a picture when the larvae emerge, if they do the same day, I dont know if any of our web producing butterfly species co-habit in the same web. If a red admiral or comma lay on the same leaf, it will be very interesting. I don't know if Small Torts and Peacocks do it, but I've heard...
by William
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 3637

Re: April 2017

That web will be a picture when the larvae emerge, if they do the same day, I dont know if any of our web producing butterfly species co-habit in the same web. If a red admiral or comma lay on the same leaf, it will be very interesting. I don't know if Small Torts and Peacocks do it, but I've heard...
by William
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles South of France 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 5029

Re: Marseilles South of France 2017

Great stuff Chris - really enjoying your finds, particularly the eggs and larvae!

BWs,

William
by William
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Gary.N
Replies: 160
Views: 4530

Re: Gary.N

Superb pictures of the hibernators, Gary - very jealous of the Pearl larva!

BWs,

William
by William
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Thanks Bugboy - hope springs eternal! Wurzel - interesting question, I'm not entirely sure of the answer. Clatworthy has one of the strongest populations in Somerset, but given that it's relatively high up on Exmoor (on the famously misty Brendons), I'm not sure that they'd produce a second brood (t...
by William
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Larval Doings Inspired by the exploits of Pete et al., and living close to a couple of good Fritillary colonies, I thought it was high time I got out and about this spring and looked for some larvae rather than just staring at photos of them. So it was that Tuesday morning found me at Haddon Hill a...
by William
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norfolk Butterfly Spots
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Norfolk Butterfly Spots

Hi Christian, I visited Holkham a couple of years ago - a great spot. If you park on Lady Anne's Drive and walk up to the sign board at the end (under the Holm Oaks), and then turn left, this path from here to the house is the best area for butterflies. The first half is good for White Admirals (fee...
by William
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Thanks Paul - much appreciated! Catching Up Since spring has finally sprung in Somerset, I've managed to photograph a few butterflies recently - first though, a White-Letter Hairstreak egg from this winter, in a park in the middle of Taunton - a spot where I first found them while idly looking up in...
by William
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Thanks Guys - I find it's hard to take a photo I don't like of Apollos, they are such impressive butterflies from every angle!

David - I've got some vague plans to head to Eastern Europe in the hope of some Lycaenids - watch this space :)

BWs,

William
by William
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Thanks Chaps! Guy - I was fairly hesitant with the upperside, he's an underside of the same butterfly - what do you think? Shepherd's Fritillary - Day 11 - Nr Weistannen 3.JPG 'Whites' Since spring is getting going now in Somerset, it's time to roll out the last of the Swiss pics - some 'whites' or ...
by William
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Alpine Amble - Fritillaries I’ve been meaning to post some more photos from Switzerland for a while, but one thing and another has worked to stop me getting round to it. Unlike the lycaenids, the fritillaries didn’t yield any new species for me, but it was nice to re-acquaint myself with old friend...
by William
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 196401

Re: Neil Hulme

Extraordinary stuff Neil, look forward to seeing how it all unfolds!

BWs,

William
by William
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Thanks Jamie - I have been too, I've been searching some more atypical Blackthorn (more out of desperation than anything), and was quite surprised by what I found! That's a possibility I've considered Buggy, but I've seen a couple of egg-laying females seeking out these redder plants (rather than th...
by William
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: William
Replies: 461
Views: 12984

Re: William

Thanks chaps, a really great part of the world (more photos to come) - David, I'd love to, but I've already got some stuff in the pipeline for 2017! Relatively Recent Doings The season ended well for me, with the local Small Coppers seemingly bouncing back a bit, with plenty of eggs laid in the gard...
by William
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Marsh Fritillary
Topic: Marsh Fritillary - Favourite Photo of 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Marsh Fritillary - Favourite Photo of 2016

Marsh Fritillaries are certainly one of my favourite british Butterflies, and after the thriving (admittedly illegally released) population close to me was wiped out by the council mowers, I made the trip to Cotley Hill to get my fix this year. I was extremely glad I did, a stunning, completely empt...

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