A newly emerged Gatekeeper.

On Wednesday I decided to do a butterfly count at Caldene fields and Raw Nook NR.

The weather was fairly warm with sunny periods.

I managed 10 different species but sadly all were in low numbers.

Hopefully the weather affected the numbers of butterflies but there was one winner with a second brood of 5 Holly Blues recorded.

I couldn’t find a single Small Tortoiseshell which is concerning at this time of the year or a Common Blue in the meadow at Raw Nook.

The Comma did OK with 3 at Caldene fields and Speckled Wood numbers were down at Raw Nook NR with only 4 counted.

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