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Butterfly Season, Wave Two. June 2015.
Written by Jos   

Marsh Fritillary

 

 

 

Excellent month, with top action in both Lithuania and Latvia, a grand haul of totally new species for me including Clouded Apollo, Baltic Grayling, Alcon Blue, Eastern Baton Blue, Duke of Burgundy Fritillary, Marsh Fritillary, Bog Fritillary, Nickerl's Fritillary and Frigga's Fritillary!

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 June 2016 )
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Rise of the Season. May 2016
Written by Jos   

 Orange Tip

 

Sunny days to start and finish the month, an immediate upswing in the numbers of butterflies, Orange Tips and Map Butterflies abundant early on, plus Camberwell Beauties, three Bath Whites and a  emergence of many hundreds of Green Hairstreaks. Towards the month's end, a second wave of butterflies saw many species on the wing, not least Pale Clouded Yellows, Queen of Spain Fritillaries and Little Blues.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 June 2016 )
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On the Hunt for Eastern Festoon
Written by Jos   

Scarce Swallowtail

 

Travelling between 14-17 April 2016, this was a short trip to explore the southern Aegean island of Kos, with the principal goal being to find Eastern Festoon and any other spring butterflies on the wing.

Despite the short duration, it was a very successful trip, recording no less than 27 species of butterfly, including the Eastern Festoon, along with 85 species of birds, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Collared Pratincole and Bonelli's Eagle amongst them.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 April 2016 )
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