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East Lothian Butterflies 2016 (2)
Continued from  my previous post  about the butterflies recorded in East Lothian in 2016. Wall
Brown,  Lasiommata megera The first Wall Brown was recorded on 12 May and they were seen in
reasonably good numbers through to 15 th September. We are now
getting...

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East Lothian Butterflies 2016 (1)
The weather in 2016 was very similar to the previous year. I hope this
isn't going to become the norm! The winter of 2015/16 was reasonably mild
again, with only one dusting of snow. We had very heavy rain in February
causing localised flooding, but the res...

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Sierra Nevada Butterflies - July 2016 (4)
By now it was really time to be heading back to the villa,
but I had three quick stops I wanted to make on my way back down the mountain.
The first was at a viewpoint I had found two years ago. This is at about 2100
metres above sea level and the last time ...

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Sierra Nevada Butterflies - July 2016 (3)
I retraced my steps towards the car park, but took a
shortcut below the observatory as I wanted to head towards a stream in the
valley below. I noticed that a small cloud had developed above the valley and
it appeared to be stuck there. As I entered into it...

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Sierra Nevada Butterflies - July 2016 (2)
I drove up to the car park at
the ski resort at Hoya De la Mora. This is as far as you can drive, although it
is possible to take a mini-bus further up the mountain. As I got out of the car
I saw a Bath White, Pontia daplidice .
I had seen a number of simil...

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Sierra Nevada Butterflies - July 2016 (1)
Two years ago I visited the
Sierra Nevada for a day and saw a fantastic variety and number of butterflies.
So, this year when we were on holiday near Malaga I took the opportunity for a
return visit. There were three different locations that I had visited l...
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