Sunday, 20 September 2015

Transect Update

With the butterfly recording season nearly at at end for this year the only species seen during my last three weekly transect walks was the Speckled Wood but typically the highest numbers recorded (30 individuals) throughout the shaded woodland areas.

Speckled Wood.

The other main occurrence has been the emergence of the Parasol fungi in the open woodland pasture. The egg shaped young caps quickly expand and flatten revealing a a large central umbro.

During my most recent walk I was treated to a decent albeit brief view of a female Kestrel perched atop a bare birch tree as she scanned the undergrowth before departing over the woodland canopy.

Wildlife watching and blogging has taken a back seat recently and this will be the case over the next few weeks as we continue to prepare for a fairly major revamp of our heating system at home and I crack on with the ongoing redecoration's.  FAB.

Linking to:
Nature Notes hosted by Michelle.


  1. ooooooooo

    that kestrel is sooo beautiful

  2. Love the fungi shots as well as the Kestrel.Have a great week ahead.

  3. Gorgeous photos of the butterflies and the kestrel. Good luck with the revamping of your heating system.

  4. Home improvements can take over your life, it seems. It will be worth it in the end, though. Love the parasol mushrooms.

  5. I absolutely love the colors of this post. The greens, the browns, the spots on the mushrooms and the butterfly. Beautiful. Don't work too hard on those restorations. Carol

  6. Amazing Kestrel images Frank and the Speckled Wood is perfect

  7. Love the kestrel.. we don't see that here and not too many butterflies.. Ah... heating... We replaced that when we moved in and now our roof need repairs from last winter before this winter. It is also something and never fun,,,I would rather be outside with that money in my pocket...Michelle


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