We’ve had a few outings lately for specific species and have been largely successful in finding our quarry.
An outing in the Borders gave us our first Scottish views of both Large and Small Skipper butterflies and Banded Demoiselle damselfly on a rare warm sunny day. Thanks Barry.
More locally we went on a hunt for two rather uncommon insects - Northern damselflies (see left) which we found in good numbers at an upland pond and Mountain Ringlets up on higher ground that we’d quite a lot of searching to do for.
Our most recent outing to a nearby Moss provided views of the Large Heath butterflies (with underside spots unlike the Northern ones). Large Red Damsels, Common Hawkers and 4-Spot Chasers were the supporting cast.