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News Archive for Nov 2016

30 Nov 2016

Speckled Wood seen on 30.11.2016. At Staunton Park, Havant, Hants.

At a temperature about 2-3 degrees, I saw a Red Admiral and a Speckled Wood sunning themselves on a Silver Birch Tree.

(I tried to send photo but sadly technology beat me!) [Posted by Mike Wells]

13 Nov 2016

Red Admiral enjoying late nectar. After a miserable and wet Saturday, Sunday shows another side to November. A beautiful and warm sunny day brings a Red Admiral out to feed on my late flowering ‘Moonlight’ buddleia. A welcome sight half way in to November. This buddleia is a cross between the early flowering Orange Ball and the summer flowering davidii hybrids. I have all of these and a late flowering Buddleia ‘auriculata’ which flowers well in to December. This gives a good range of flowering from late spring through to winter. A must for any late butterflies, bees and hoverflies. This Admiral appears on most days that are warm enough and is still in quite good condition. The hoverflies are still abundant and even a large Bumblebee has been feeding most of the day. [Posted by Tracy Piper]

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Red Admiral still looking good!
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Catching some rays high up in the Jasmine
Photo © Tracy Piper
One of many hoverflies enjoying the buddleia
Photo © Tracy Piper

06 Nov 2016

Red Admirals at Southwick. At least four Red Admirals flying at Southwick today [Posted by Paul Harfield]

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Red Admiral. While walking in Crab Wood, Farley Mount this morning I saw a rather worn-looking Red Admiral. Unfortunately as it settled on the ground a frisky dog appeared and frightened it off so no photo. [Posted by Bob Whitmarsh]

03 Nov 2016

The Hibernaculum Habits of the White Admiral Butterfly. I've just published an article on White Admiral hibernacula which may be of interest to branch members, since the study was conducted in Pamber Forest. The article can be found here. [Posted by Pete Eeles]

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02 Nov 2016

Not bad for November. Can't match the common blues reported over the border in Sussex yesterday but managed 2 Red Admirals, a Peacock and a very fresh looking Speckled Wood around Brownwich this morning. Also a Common Darter. Sadly no camera with me - but nice to see in November! [Posted by Mark Wagstaff]