May in the Reserve
Posted by RWH on May 26 2011 14:21:14

During May many songbirds can be heard including the shy Blackcap and the more common Willow Warbler. Can you tell the difference?

The Small Pearl-bordered butterfly has emerged. In sunshine it stands out against the green foliage with it's bright orange upper wings and silver patches and pearl margins on it's underwings. Photos of this locally common, but nationally in decline, butterfly can be seen in the photo gallery.

Small copper, dingy skipper, orange tip, small heath, speckled wood, peacock, green-veined white and large white have also been seen here this month.


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During May many songbirds can be heard including the shy Blackcap and the more common Willow Warbler. Can you tell the difference?

The Small Pearl-bordered butterfly has emerged. In sunshine it stands out against the green foliage with it's bright orange upper wings and silver patches and pearl margins on it's underwings. New photos of this locally common, but nationally in decline, butterfly can be seen in the photo gallery.

Small copper, dingy skipper, orange tip, small heath, speckled wood, peacock, green-veined white and large white have also been seen here this month.