• Sim Elliott

Steyning Downland Scheme. 17 species of Butterflies, 3 Moths, 1 Grasshopper, and a Leaf! 28.07.22

Steyning Downland Scheme is a marvellous project at promoting Butterfly diversity. For further information see Home | Steyning Downland Scheme. I recodred what I saw last time I visited here: Steyning Downlands Scheme: a Marsh Tit, a Dingy Skipper and a Grey Wagtail. 05.07.22 (simelliott.net) It was easy to reach by bus number 2 from Brighton (an hourly service, and an hour trip from central Brighton to Steyning). 2 - Steyning-Rottingdean | Brighton & Hove Buses


Speckled Wood - path to reserve


Rifle Range


Brimstone on Teasel


Another Brimstone on Spear Thistle


Gatekeeper on Bramble


Gatekeeper on Grass


Holly Blue on Bramble

detail


Meadow Brown on poo!


The leaf I initially thought from a distance was a Brown Hairstreak


Gatekeeper


Common Carpet Moth


Meadow Brown on Wild Marjoram


Female Dark Green Fritillary


Brown Argos


Grasshopper


Meadow Brown in Wild Marjoram


Six-Spot Burnett on Wild Marjoram


Ringlet on Wild Marjoram


Small Tortoiseshell


Red Admiral on Wild Marjoram


Wall Brown


Meadow Brown on Wild Marjoram

Marbled White on Wild Marjoram


Common Blue on Wild Marjoram


Small Copper on dung


Meadow Brown on Wild Marjoram


Tatty Common Blue


Female Common Blue


Female Meadow Brown


Common Blue


Gatekeeper on Wild Marjoram



Painted Lady on Spear Thistle


Clouded Yellow on Ragwort


Wall Brown on Wild Marjoram


Common Blue om Horseshoe Vetch


Meadow Brown on Knapweed


In the woods


Ringlet


Yellow Shell Moth


Comma


Another Ringlet


Hare Bells


Speckled Wood


Speckled Wood - I could still fly.


Small White


Trees!



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