Thursday 12 March 2015

Adder Up.

The last couple of days I've been enjoying watching the Adders starting to emerge. Yesterday in a local woodland at least 5 were seen including a large male that was starting to shed its skin.

Today on the Downs I had another go at finding them. Despite a really cool breeze 3 were found sheltering low in the bushes.

Male Adder.

Female Adder.

Also yesterday a Brimstone was seen as well as my first Comma of the year. Already this year I have 5 butterfly species on my list and depressingly this is around 10 percent of the species I am likely to see this year!!

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