TQ2107 : Mill Hill Nature Reserve, (upper, south)

taken 4 years ago, near to Kingston by Sea, West Sussex, Great Britain

Mill Hill Nature Reserve, (upper, south)
Mill Hill Nature Reserve, (upper, south)
Ragwort in seed


I ambled over the parched upper part, top meadows and middle slopes of Mill Hill, without any special searching and I saw over a hundred Meadow Browns, many of them amorous, at least 39 (36+3) Adonis Blues including courting couples (probably the largest number ever seen on the upper part of Mill Hill), double as many Common Blues, a handful of Chalkhill Blues with some fresh males, five Wall Browns, occasional Small Heaths, frequent Speckled Woods, one Peacock and one restless Clouded Yellow. I declined to visit the lower slopes under the midday sun. There were frequent female Common Blues, but no Brown Argus were spotted. No Gatekeepers were recorded either. An Agriphila micro-moth was spotted.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Grassland  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2117 0716 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.0766N 0:16.8029W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2119 0707
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