Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Aye Aye Skipper

No, the safari doesn't mean the weird looking thing with the kinky finger from the darkest depths of the (rapidly diminishing) Madagascan rainforest.
We actually mean our own fairly common Large Skippers, from Patch 1 - which is nowhere near Madagascar.
Male, with the black scent brand.
And female without.
Try as we might we just couldn't get a decent pic of a female Common Blue that was flitting about and settling to feed on the patch of Meadow Vetchling.
A few Meadow Browns on the wing too, but still no Small Skippers. A pristine Small Tortoiseshell was far to active for a shot.
Going back to the Common Blues some dweeb has piled a load of cut brash right on top of their best and sunniest patch of Birds Foot Trefoil!
Had reports of another dead Fox in patch 1 yesterday, the safari thinks they are getting hit by cars on the main road as they cross from the park to the golf course opposite. A young Fox was out on the edge of the Golden Triangle late last night.
Where to next? Plonking down in front of the telly with our vuvuzela! COME ON ENGLAND - COME ON ENGLAND...
In the meantime let us know how the butterflies are doing in your outback this season - unless of course it's winter and they aren't on the wing.

1 comment:

Monika said...

I found a neat looking moth on a hike yesterday. I'll try to spend some time with the ID book but I may turn it over to you for some help!