15th July Silver-studded blues

An interesting morning spent with Butterfly Conservation volunteers walking across the 100ha area on Colaton Raleigh that was burnt in 2010. The vegetation seems to be recovering well with all the usual plant suspects making a comeback. Although it took some searching we did manage to find two silver-studded blue individuals and some graylings. As always, small heaths were the most abundant! Great to know that the silver-studded blues are back on Colaton Raleigh Common. It was interesting to see the old Marine trenches on the slopes which had great pioneer heath on them and lots of bare ground. Perfect for invertebrates.  

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