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 Post subject: Purple Hairstreak, and how!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:29 pm 

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So, we decided to see if we could actually see one off these elusive creatures, equipped with Bins we set of to Westfield pill on what seemed to be a perfect day, sunny, slight breeze with a distinct danger of horseflies. A considerable bit of time was spent searching the upper parts of the oak trees, but to no avail, all we saw were a few ringlets. Then a diversion to the lakeshore to see what sort of fish had just disturbed the water led to a discovery that was a sheer delight.

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As you can see, it has lost a hindwing which explains the proximity to the ground and it's tame behaviour, but all the same, I bet not many can say they had a PH crawling on their finger!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Purple Hairstreak, and how!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:16 pm 
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Made the annual July pilgrimage to WP this afternoon c 5.30-6.30 and saw around 16 PH in the oak canopy from 4 different places on the cycle path.
They seem to be thriving in this habitat.


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