Posts Tagged ‘Northamptonshire

08
Jul
17

White, Blacks and Purples

On the Wood White and Black Hairstreak day a couple of weeks ago we managed one or two of each. However it was the appearance of a Purple Emperor at a site in Northamptonshire – a first for the wood we visited – that was a total surprise. Next years tour is open for bookings – https://www.wildlifetoursandeducation.co.uk/tours/special-day-tours/

 

 

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31
Jul
16

Purple Emperor Day

Our day tour to Northamptonshire for our Purple Emperor Tour was a complete success. At times it was as if we couldn’t get away from Emperors and Silver Washed Fritillaries, Next years tour is open for bookings on the website here. White Admirals and White letter Hairstreak and several other species thrown in too!

Purple Emperor Purple Emperor 2 Purple Emperor 3 Silver Washed Fritillary Silver Washed Fritillary 2 White Letter Hairstreak & Purple Emperor

13
Jul
16

Scarcities on the wing

A trip into Northamptonshire last month spawned a day trip for next year (see this link) in search of Wood Whites and Black Hairstreaks. Wood Whites are like floating pieces of tissue paper whereas Black Hairstreaks, one of the UK’s scarcer species,  are tree top dwellers but it’s possible to find a few at ground level … as per the photos. Let me know if you’d like to make a booking.

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