Welcome to my blog. My name is Sean Locke from Norwich and I am autistic. But this does not stop my passion for nature and wildlife. I am a volunteer for RSPB Strumpshaw Fen and I also help out at Mousehold Heath with surveys and I birdwatch whenever I can. Since 2011, i have been writing a wildlife diary filled with my adventures, drawings and photos. Now i have decided to go online to share with you all.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
May 24th Mousehold Heath
I did a butterfly survey at Mousehold Heath with Will this afternoon. It started promising enough with a holly blue extracting vital minerals from the mud at the edge of the new pond, but we couldn't count it because we hadn't reached the starting line of our transect to officially tally it off. The first few sections of the transect were pretty good with about 10-11 individuals, including 1-2 speckled woods, 4 large whites, 3 orange-tips, a comma and a green-veined white. But then the weather betrayed us as the sun hid behind cloud cover for the remainder of the transect. It got a bit cold for butterflies and there was a slight cold breeze in the air that didn't help much either. We didn't see a single butterfly to add to our tally, not even a green hairstreak. We will have to try better next time.