Saturday, 8 June 2013

Insect circuit locates the mega

Heysham Obs
A circuit of the plateau and the adjoining south slope next to the entrance road revealed:

Mother Shipton - 1
Burnet Companion - 8
Common Blue - 52 (3 females)
Small Heath - 2
Small/Green-veined White - 3 in transit

Then a short check of the acid grassland slope revealed the following on a buttercup:
Small Yellow Underwing - one seen well for about 35 seconds then appeared to fly on the the acid grassland bank to the north.  There was a record during the 1980s along the grassland bank alongsdide the entrance road but it was lost in terms of specific date and Mapmste