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Butterflies and Bumblebees 2020

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24 Apr 2020 14:29 #976 by Cathy C
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We heard from Trefor that he saw a Comma and Orange Tip butterfly in Kinnaird on 23rd April. On 24th a Comma was also seen in Abernyte,.

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13 Jun 2020 09:31 - 13 Jun 2020 09:32 #983 by Gordon
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Norma spotted two interesting butterflies at the Ballo while we were out walking. They are small pearl bordered fritillary. They were both feeding on orange hawkweed close to the path in a scrub area near the forest edge.
We have since discovered that while reasonably common they are in steep decline so have added the sighting to the Butterfly Conservation website.
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13 Jun 2020 14:11 #984 by Cathy C
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Lovely picture, they like damp places in the Sidlaws where there are plenty of violets - their foodplants.

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13 Jun 2020 14:22 #986 by Cathy C
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This Hummingbird Hawkmoth was at the honeysuckle outside our window about 9pm on 9th June.
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20 Jun 2020 12:13 #987 by Gordon
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A colony of Bombus Hypnorum or the Tree Bumble Bees have taken up residence in a bird box at Infield. A small but noisy colony that will see off any careless photographer who tries to get too close!
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22 Jun 2020 11:44 #989 by Cathy C
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A lot of them are on the roses and geraniums in the garden.

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