Monday, 14 August 2017

Aston Rowant Blues - 14th Aug

This afternoon the noisy, cloudy hillside above the M40 was still teeming with butterflies

Chalkhill Blue (male)

Brown Argus (male)

Adonis Blue (male)

Common Blues in cop

All pictures from BBOWT Aston Rowant NNR (N)

And not to forget the Silver-spotted Skipper

Friday, 28 July 2017

Shanty Town Keepers - 28th July

Currently performing in a wildlife garden in Garsington: a charming high summer colony of the homely, friendly and most commonplace Gatekeeper


Monday, 19 June 2017

The Downs: 18th June

   Must be about time for my annual contribution to the Oxon Bug Log;

    Common Glow Worm

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Cothill Fen reserves - 14th June

Keeled Skimmer (male)

Southern Damselfly (male)

Common Darter (immature male)

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Otmoor Area. 3rd June.

Beautiful Demoiselle. (male)
P.S. Black Hairstreaks seen in Roman Road this morning.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Aston Rowant NNR 28th May

                                                       Burnet Companion Moth

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Trap Grounds Oxford 28th May


Hairy Hawker 3

Two males and a female ovipositing

Male eating unidentified insect prey

28th May, The Trap Grounds

Male Hairy Hawker at Tim's Pond. No sign of the Clubtail so far this weekend

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Otmoor Area.

Four-spotted Chaser (male).

Stretch Spider.

Drinker Moth Caterpillar.

Friday, 26 May 2017

26th May Trap Grounds

Common Clubtail, first found by Nicola Devine and seemingly "on territory" in a small pond in the Trap Grounds where it's been seen regularly over the last couple of days.