Sunday, June 23, 2013
A humid and still day for a visit to Powerstock Common produced a reasonable number of insects but the numbers are far fewer than on previous visits. Many unidentified flies and a first instar long-horned cricket.The orchids were better than previous years - marsh , spotted, butterfly (shown) and bee orchid. Several spider species, large red damselfly, azure damselfly and four spotted chaser (not shown). The Marsh Fritillaries reluctantly took to the wing in the afternoon.