As summer days are drawing in and as autumn approaches I hope we get a few more weeks of warm weather.
Another weekly butterfly transect around Lynchcombe. Every week there are new surprises.
The small coppers matched the colour of the dead bracken.
Good news, brown argus butterflies are back on Lynchcombe. They probably never went away but the last one I saw on the reserve was back in 2014.
A pair of brown argus were looking pretty fresh especially this male.
Small heaths are still lying around in the sun.
Speckled woods are around in large numbers following the new batch a couple of weeks ago.
These are my new interest. My best guess is that this is a red-legged shield bug nymph.
Hawkers are still flying around the reserve. I took a long time to see one settle for a photograph.
Its been a fabulously sloe start to autumn.