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by Mark Senior
Tue May 30, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: May 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 4572

Re: May 2017

First Silver Studded Blues and Meadow Browns of the year in Sussex yesterday .
by Mark Senior
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 3646

Re: April 2017

First Duke Of Burgundys flying at Heyshot Down West Sussex .
by Mark Senior
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 3646

Re: April 2017

The first Pearl Bordered Fritillaries out in Sussex yesterday .
by Mark Senior
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Wood And Flower Rich Meadow For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Wood And Flower Rich Meadow For Sale

You obviously have to be well off but not necessarily a millionaire to buy something similar . A modest inheritance would do the job nicely .
by Mark Senior
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 3646

Re: April 2017

Male Large Tortoiseshell(s) now seen in same location in West Sussex as the Female(s) previously seen this year .
by Mark Senior
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 3646

Re: April 2017

A 2nd Large Tortoiseshell ( apparently a different individual ) seen in the same location as the previous example in West Sussex on the 2nd April .
by Mark Senior
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Wood And Flower Rich Meadow For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Wood And Flower Rich Meadow For Sale

In case there is someone with around £ 65,000 to spare there is a 5 1/3 acre wood mainly oak and ash with a flower/herb rich meadow for sale near Worsted West Sussex .
There are several other small woods for sale in West and East Sussex in the £30-50K price range
by Mark Senior
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 3646

Re: April 2017

First Grizzled Skippers of the year at Mill Hill Shoreham West Sussex yesterday . Despite several people searching in the same spot , no one has been able to re find the Large Tortoiseshell seen and photographed by Neil Hulme earlier last week in West Sussex .
by Mark Senior
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: March 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 3003

Re: March 2017

Female Large Tortoiseshell seen by Neil Hulme yesterday in West Sussex , pics on Sussex BC site
by Mark Senior
Thu May 19, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Sites
Topic: UKB Site Listings
Replies: 23
Views: 1201

Re: UKB Site Listings

Beacon Hill Nature Reserve Rottingdean East Sussex Whilst not a spectacular site compared to many others , there is a very good population of Marbled Whites here . A few Dark Green Fritillaries are seen most years and a very small colony of Chalkhill Blues seems to have clung on for many years in li...
by Mark Senior
Wed May 11, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Sites
Topic: UKB Site Listings
Replies: 23
Views: 1201

Re: UKB Site Listings

A fuller list of species for Castle Hill NNR Woodingdean Brighton
Dark Green Fritillary
Silver Spotted Skipper
Grizzled Skipper
Dingy Skipper ( nearly always a 2nd brood )
Small , Chalkhill , Adonis and Common Blues
Brown Argus
Green Hairstreak
Marbled White
by Mark Senior
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Sites
Topic: Marbled White and Adonis
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Marbled White and Adonis

Castle Hill NR Woodingdean , Brighton can give you Marbled White , Chalkhill and Adonis Blues certainly the 1st two at the same time .
Various woods in Sussex can give you Purple Emperor and Purple Hairstreak combined with the 1st 2 above if timed right .
by Mark Senior
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: March 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2457

Re: March 2016

2 Small Whites at West Tarring allotments West Worthing today at around 12 30 .
by Mark Senior
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Peacock
Topic: Consistently small adults
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Consistently small adults

A few years ago now , I saw a noticeably enormous female Peacock in Newhaven ,East Sussex . Like several others seen at the same time it was freshly hatched and had twice the wing area of its presumed siblings .
by Mark Senior
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Nottinghamshire Purple Emperor
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Nottinghamshire Purple Emperor

I like the photo of the Large Skipper aberration on the website .
by Mark Senior
Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July 2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5756

Re: July 2015

Southwater woods near Horsham today , 15 species seen though no Marbled White , Peacock or Purple Hairstreak ( latter seen by others ) . Highlight was 5 Purple Emperors buzzing around at the top of the master trees . One individual had a dogfight with 2 others drove them off over the pine tree and r...
by Mark Senior
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2015
Replies: 109
Views: 5520

Re: April 2015

First sighting of a Grizzled Skipper at Mill Hill , Shoreham is reported on the Sussex BC site . Strangely it was a female and it was egg laying .
by Mark Senior
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Timing of emergence in Males and Females
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Timing of emergence in Males and Females

Agree that this seems to be a general rule , but strangely the first sighting of a Grizzled Skipper this year at Mill Hill , Shoreham ( a well visited site ) was a female and she was egg laying .
by Mark Senior
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Map sighting near Swanage
Replies: 114
Views: 5097

Re: Map sighting near Swanage

I must confess that I still do not understand the distinction made by some between 1) Introduced species ( bad )that does not compete with native species already here and adds something to our fauna/flora 2) Natural immigrant ( good ) that arrives under its own steam and harms one or more species of...
by Mark Senior
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Map sighting near Swanage
Replies: 114
Views: 5097

Re: Map sighting near Swanage

I think Pete is being much too restrictive in his definition of native/non native species . The Romans for instance introduced a number of species to these islands , the rabbit and edible dormouse being 2 examples . I do not know anyone who would not consider the rabbit as not being a native British...

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