More from Hembury Woods

Another visit to find high brown fritillaries over the weekend drew a blank but I did find a couple of nice species at Hembury Woods on the River Dart.

A lovely male Siskin feeding on a marsh thistle

Siskins are fairly common breeding species but can be quite elusive – I saw this one on the Hillfort

Green hairstreak1And this is a male green hairstreak – I’ve seen quite a few of these this year

Green hairstreak2The caterpillars feed on a variety of shrubs including gorse, Dyer’s greenweed, bilberry and bird’s foot trefoil

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