Newsletter 13: Spring 2008
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Field Trips Report
We had 6 trips in 2007, and despite the apparently appalling weather we actually managed to fit most of them into dry days. Culbin was our first meeting and you can tell from the group and the picture the weather was kind to us.
We didn’t see our target species, Kentish Glory, but we did see Pearl-bordered Fritillary and a rather interesting beetle.
Next we had a day out to our reserve at Allt Mhuic where a very obliging Chequered Skipper sat patiently while we all took multiple photographs.
Another fine day at Camore Wood produced our most northerly colony of Ringlets and luck was with me as I managed to snap one as it rested sunning itself in a glade.
The planned trip to Findhorn turned into what must rank as one of the most miserable days we have ventured out in. Despite this we changed our plan and instead visited the gardens which were a delight.
Faced with the makings of a complete disaster we did manage one butterfly, a solitary Meadow Brown sheltering in a polytunnel. It was a delight.
The only other trip was a moth trapping event which Tony Mainwood has covered elsewhere in this Newsletter. All told it was a very pleasant year with lots of good weather, good company and excellent results.
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