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News Archive for Feb 2020

08 Feb 2020

Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport. With the temperature at 11 degrees Celsius, an hour's walk discovered one Red Admiral in really good condition basking in the sunshine within a sheltered glade at 12:30. The SW wind was very cool and nothing doing in exposed places. So at least two Red Admiral have over-wintered successfully at Monks Walk. (Photo provided but not uploaded). [Posted by Francis Plowman]

Isle of Wight Peacock Butterfly Sighting. A Peacock butterfly seen in my garden at Freshwater.Flying around actively in the sunshine braving a cold brisk wind. [Posted by Peter Hunt]

05 Feb 2020

Red Admiral in Winchester. A Red Admiral seen flying in gardens on the sunny side of Vernham Road, Weeke around 1pm when the temperature was about 9degC. [Posted by Bob Whitmarsh]

01 Feb 2020

Red Admiral at Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport. First sighting of a Red Admiral at Monks Walk some 13 days earlier than 2019. At 1145 this morning with the temperature at 11 degrees Celsius but in a very very cool wind. (Photo provided but will not upload). [Posted by Francis Plowman]


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