Butterfly Transect

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:

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