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Re: The Butterflies of Sussex

Postby Jack Harrison » Mon May 15, 2017 5:38 pm

I am steadily working my way through this splendid book.

Large Tortoiseshell was apparently resident Houghton Forest 1964-81. I lived in the area 1974-81 and was aware of the rumours. I visited Houghton almost every spring but apart from a few heart-stopping possibles in the form distant Commas, no LTs. Was I just unlucky, a bad observer or was LT simply not there? Does anyone know of confirmed sighting in Houghton during that period?

Of course, Houghton Forest isn’t a million miles from where LT was seen this spring at North Stoke.

Jack
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Re: The Butterflies of Sussex

Postby peterc » Tue May 16, 2017 6:35 am

I know Houghton Forest pretty well as I used to go there in the 1990s when mum lived in Worthing. My first ever White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary were spotted there. I never saw more than Dark Green on any one visit - always around the same spot in a clearing SU9922 1144 but has it disappeared from the site?

Nearly finished the book now :)

ATB

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Re: The Butterflies of Sussex

Postby Pete Eeles » Sat May 20, 2017 11:11 pm

Congrats Neil (and Michael)! My review here:

http://www.dispar.org/reference.php?id=131

Cheers,

- Pete

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Re: The Butterflies of Sussex

Postby Vince Massimo » Sun May 21, 2017 11:28 am

That review is absolutely spot-on, Pete.

Completely agree :D

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Re: The Butterflies of Sussex

Postby Pete Eeles » Tue May 23, 2017 8:26 pm

Thanks Vince - one of the easier books to review, I have to say :)

Cheers,

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Re: The Butterflies of Sussex

Postby Jack Harrison » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:55 am

Have I come across an omission? Queen of Spain Chichester in (I think) 2009.

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Re: The Butterflies of Sussex

Postby Neil Hulme » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:10 pm

Hi Jack,

To quote a reliable source (myself :D): "Only those species recorded in Sussex during this period [2010 - 2014] are included, so the Queen of Spain Fritillary, which secured a brief foothold in the county between 2007 and 2009, failed to make the cut."

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Re: The Butterflies of Sussex

Postby Jack Harrison » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:16 pm

Neil
"Only those species recorded in Sussex during this period [2010 - 2014] are included
That explains. I had missed that quote.

Jack


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