The Holy Family Catholic Church Hall at Monks Farmhouse in North Road,
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ring Slide Show (by Ray Hamblett)
first absolutely positive Clouded Yellow
Butterfly of the year in the Adur
area was seen on Mill
Hill and photographed visiting a Hawkbit.
(photographed on the left by Colin Knight)
Butterfly Flight Times
hovered over the middle slopes and thorn on Mill
dominated the Ivy hedge that bordered Mill Hill Road north of the bridge
over the A27.
So much so, that I did not expect any butterflies
on Mill Hill, until I immediately stumbled across a Speckled
Wood followed a few seconds later by a
Admiral, both south of the Reservoir.
seen all on the lower slopes and two of them in flight and copulating.
A single male Common Blue
was lively over the lower slopes and a Peacock
Butterfly was seen on the Triangle
part of the middle slopes.
Butterfly & Moth List 2011
crimson-brown medium-large moths
flew distinctly in three different locations, the first by the hedgerow
bordering the railway line in Dolphin Road, Shoreham,
the second on the cyclepath south of the Toll
Bridge, Old Shoreham. and the the third on on the Adur
Levels beneath Mill
Hill, in the pasture used as a car boot sale location on summer Sundays.
I have identified these moths
as most probably the day-flying male Vapourer
antiqua, based on past experience,
but I have never been able to look at one of these moths
orange and black (wasp-like) insect flew around my head so I stopped cycling
on the river bank side of Adur Recreation Ground and a large hoverfly
Volucella zonaria landed on the front
tyre of my mountain bike for a few seconds.
thermometer recorded 24.5 °C
in the shade at 1.00 pm
whereas the official air temperature recorded
23.0 °C at 1.00