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News Archive for Dec 2016

30 Dec 2016

Cold Moth. Ive just returned from getting my early morning paper and was surprised to see this moth parked next to the front door.It's not a December Moth but it looks like one of the Geometradae family, of which most seem to fly in the late summer.Any ID would be welcome. [Posted by Ashley Whitlock]

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Cold, cold Moth.
Photo © Ashley Whitlock

17 Dec 2016

Red Admiral in garden. At about 2:00pm this afternoon I had a lovely Red Admiral flying around the back garden , I wouldn't mind but it wasn't that warm, it did a few circuits, and must have found another hibernation spot. [Posted by Ashley Whitlock]

14 Dec 2016

Red Admiral Northington Down. There was a Red Admiral sunbathing on my satellite dish this afternoon. 12C, bright sunshine. [Posted by Robert Bryant]

Brimstone in Harestock. A male Brimstone flew south past my living room window at 11:30 this morning. [Posted by Dave Pearson]

11 Dec 2016

Red Admiral still around.. One Red Admiral active in the garden during a sunny period. [Posted by Andy Bolton]

03 Dec 2016

Pete Eeles award. Pete Eeles: Marsh Christian Trust award

I am delighted to share the news that our very own Pete Eeles, former Chair of the Branch, received a Marsh Christian Trust award for the Promotion of Lepidoptera Conservation at Butterfly Conservationís recent AGM in Nottingham. This is well deserved recognition of someone who has made a wonderful contribution to the conservation of butterflies over many years. Pete was instrumental in the development of the UK Butterflies website. This site receives over 60,000 hits a month in the summer and is undoubtedly one of the most important resources for information on butterflies in the UK and beyond. He has also developed BCís online educational resources including the new Garden Butterfly Survey website. This initiative will make it much easier to monitor changes in the abundance and distribution of our garden butterfly species.

On behalf of everyone connected with the Hampshire & IoW branch, many many congratulations Pete! [Posted by Clive Wood]

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Photo © Clive Wood

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