Sunday, 26 July 2015

Chaddesley Woods N N R 18/07/2015

A long overdue visit to these woods was enjoyed with Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies being the target today, they did not disappoint. Also seen on a delightful sunny morning were White Admiral, Comma, Red Admiral, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Large White and Green-veined White. An immature male Southern Hawker was a delight to view basking in the sunshine. Good to have views of this dragonfly perched instead of watching them tirelessly flying!

The Silver-washed Fritillary were certainly the stars of the woods today closely followed by White Admirals. A couple of Muntjac Deer were heard eerily barking at what seemed a close distance. I have read that a common name for Muntjac Deer is 'barking deer' and they were certainly doing plenty of barking today!

Chaddesley Woods N N R


Silver-washed Fritillary


White Admiral

Southern Hawker (immature male)

A train ride on the Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster was taken on the 14th July and after alighting at Highley Station a Scarlet Tiger Moth was found along a pathway. A vibrant and stunning looking moth! Moths are certainly not dull!


  1. How lovely to read about your successful butterfly trip Pam, the SWF is a stunning butterfly & your photo's prove the point......just wonderful!
    Nice to see a White Admiral too, I've never seen one yet!
    The Scarlet Tiger moth is a real beauty!
    Lets hope the weather improves so we can see a lot more of these delightful creatures!

  2. Thanks for your kind words Ruth!

    The sun is shining today a warmer feel to the day too! Fingers crossed August will make up for the wet July!