It was sunny early on with a steady breeze blowing but this only gave relief in the hot conditions. I had hoped to see the Chalk Hill Blues and although numbers were not as high as encountered this year it was still a wonderful sight although I only saw two females telling me its still early for this species.
Marbled Whites must have been in the hundreds and the Dark Green Fritillary, although most were worn, were showing considerable numbers, up in the teens.
Nyphalids were of course on show demolishing the Bramble blossom with Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Comma all seen.
The white family were quite low with the odd singleton of Green-veined White and male and female freshly emerged Brimstone.
As pointed out by Pete Eeles on UK Butterflies the female Small Skipper were busily laying on Yorkshire Fog and I saw at least 7 or 8 individuals showing the technique of getting her ovipositor into the outer sheath of the stem.Wondeful to watch.
Moths were low although there were plenty of Six-spot Burnet flying and the Grass Moths of course. A couple of micros were also recorded making the trip enjoyable only to be finished in the best way ever when bumping into a couple of good friends. Now what was I saying about the moth trap? Its all repeats although I did have my first Red-barred Totrix and Seraphim, so lets hope for better this week.