torsdag 27 augusti 2009

Mowing for Fritillaries

16:th of August 2009
Today a good bunch of people from Ramnäs/ Virsbo Naturklubb gather to mowe hay by scythe, the old-fashioned way. The purpose is management for Marsh and False Heath Fritillaries, that breed on this site.
We see plenty of spawning caterpillars from Marsh Fritillaries but the imagos fly in June, so they´ve already had their season.
However a lot of Painted Ladies, Commas, Peacocks and Small Tortoiseshell still fly. I also see High Brown Fritillary, Arran Brown and Scarce Copper - which is a bit late.

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