Kilkhampton Common – Summer 2015

In the last few months, the common has awoken and flourished. Butterflies have started to emerge, small pearl bordered fritillaries (Boloria selene) have once again returned and the first recordings of small heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) this year which brings the total to 22 species of butterflies on the Common so far. The fields at the common are now a new transect for 2015 and will hopefully add more of an insight into the butterfly species on the Common as the fields provide a different habitat. Already more common blue (Polyommatus Icarus) and brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) have been recorded due to the addition of the field transects. Continue reading “Kilkhampton Common – Summer 2015”