Apr 10 2018

Butterfly Bonanza at Stratton Wood

Over the past few years a Geoff, a dedicated volunteer  – has been monitoring butterflies at Stratton Wood. Over a 5 month period he spent 30 hours volunteering for us whilst he carried out this survey which gets reported to Butterfly Conservation as well as ourselves.

As the woodland develops the number of butterflies recorded here increases. In fact just under 50% of all the species of UK butterflies can now be found at Stratton Wood.

2013

21 survey dates

24 different species

1903 individual butterflies recorded

Meadow brown most numerous species – 464 individuals recorded

2014

24 survey dates

25 different species

1930 individual butterflies recorded

Meadow brown most numerous species – 393 individuals recorded

New species 2014 was small copper butterfly

 

 

 

2015

26 survey dates

26 different species

2169 individual butterflies recorded on transects

Meadow Brown most numerous – 422 individuals recorded

New species 2015 – White letter hairstreak

2016

26 transect visits undertaken

1205 individual butterflies counted

24 species

Meadow brown most numerous species

  

2017

25 transect visits

1696 individual butterflies counted

24 species

 

1 Comment
  • RohanAmick

    Rohan Amick Worms Wood.
    With the brief period of good weather we saw Peacock, Comma, Small Tortoishell, and a single Red Admiral and a passing Brimstone that had emerged from hibernation.
    We also saw some Orange Tips, Small Whites, and Speckled Wood, Newly hatched from pupae.

    Regards, Rohan

    April 24, 2018 at 11:27 pm

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