Town Reports 2014
A most unexpected discovery was a Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly asleep on my bedroom wall. Without my spectacles on I thought it must have been a spider and I gave it a nudge. Sleepily, I cupped it in my hand as I did not recognise it as a butterfly at first. It was after I recognised what it was, I took the butterfly to my small empty plastic aquarium tank in my bathroom. Then the butterfly came to life and flew around the light bulb. I caught it again and by midday the butterfly is resting with its wings closed in the small aquarium. It looked worn but it did not appear to have any obvious damage.
Adur Butterfly List 2013
When I came home in the afternoon a Holly Blue Butterfly fluttered around the Garden Privet hedge in my semi-wild garden in Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham. It stayed for a few minutes before I went indoors.
Large White Butterflies have been regularly visiting the Annual Wall Rocket in my semi-wild garden in Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham. Three have been seen at the same time.
In the morning a Speckled Wood Butterfly visited by semi-wild garden in Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham. It stayed for a few minutes settling on a Garden Privet leaf.
A Common Field Grasshopper, Chorthippus brunneus, and a Meadow Brown Butterfly visited my small front garden in the middle of a sunny warm day.
At least one Common Frog has returned to small pond in my front garden in the warm dry weather after a total absence last year. The froglets from this years hatching were also present amongst the Duckweek and stems of the Marsh Marigolds..
Seven species of butterfly were seen on the outskirts of Shoreham.
Full Butterfly Report
A Jay was spotted on the flint wall underneath an Evergreen Oak at the entrance to Shoreham Grammar School, in St. Julian's Lane, Kingston Buci. It was wary and in less than a minute it flew off amongst the garden shrubbery of the gardens on the north side of the road.
11 May 2013