air temperature of minus 2.7 °C
was recorded at 7:00 am.
the cleared scrub area on the lowers slopes of Mill
Hill a Peacock Butterfly
basked on the dewy large leaves of a Great
Mullein plant. Cleistogamic
of Sweet Violets
and Dog Violets
were scattered thinly over the lower slopes with a few petals of Hawkbits
pubescens, were again seen under the
small Silver Birch
trees on the verges of Mill Hill Road in north Shoreham.
Butterfly List 2010
5 blew steadily through the daylight hours
from SSW, regularly
gusting to Gale Force 7
and this could be seen on the sea with large waves forming and whitecaps
everywhere (indicative of a Force 6).
a shortage of nectar flowers there were
very few bees and no butterflies
around on an overcast day. Three
Lasioglossum xanthopum, visited the flowers of
the Musk Thistles on
a cleared patch on the lower slopes of Mill
Hill above the path.