27 July 2018

Ashton Keynes – Millenium Green: female Hornet Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria) on Buddleia. This is one of the largest British hoverflies.

2 Big Butterfly Counts at the Millenium Green, the first in the Cuckoo Pen which is open grassland – Gatekeeper 19, Meadow Brown 5, Common Blue 4, Small Copper 1, Large White 1, Silver Y Moth 1. The second count was at the pond area which has Buddleia and Purple Loosestrife and is adjacent to woodland – Meadow Brown 6, Large White 1, Gatekeeper 2, Brimstone 1, Comma 3, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Small White 1.

Ashton Keynes, garden: Female Common Blue. All the above by John Grearson.
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