Ian Bushell, Hugh Wright and Mark Bushell conducted a Butterfly Transect in the park on Wednesday.
The transect route in the park samples its habitat types and management units. Butterflies are recorded in a band five metres wide along the transect. Transect walks are undertaken between 10.45am and 3.45pm and only when weather conditions are suitable for butterfly activity.
Numbers were small and a little disappointing, but a new species was seen at the top of Brunt’s Field: a Wall or Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera).
Here is a table of the results: