Sunday 11th May
Best sighting of the day was a patch tick in - a Green Hairstreak! Fantastic, I found it feeding on Buttercup at the west end of the scrape. Also a Green Veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small White and several Orange Tip.
1 Water Vole was also noted as well as 2 Grass Snake, 6 Slow Worm and a Common Lizard. Also 1 Hairy Dragonfly, and several Azure and Common Blue Damsels
Later I joined a KRAG walk (Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group) walk at Wrotham Water about 3 miles away. Here we noted 1 Grass Snake, several Slow Worm, 12 species of Butterfly - Small Heath (20+), Common Blue (20+) Dingy Skipper (c10) Grizzled Skipper (c10), Brimstone (2), Peacock (1) Comma (1) Speckled Wood (1) Green Veined White (2) Small White (c10) Holly Blue (3) Orange Tip (c10) Also lots of spikes of Man Orchid, Common Twayblade and one Common Spotted Orchid
GRASS SNAKE - WROTHAM WATER
COMMON BLUE PAIR MATING