A wildlife diary of the western Isle Of Wight's beautiful countryside!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
After a busy morning, I found myself close to Maulden Wood at lunchtime, so I went for a wander. I was hoping to find some adders, but the hot sunshine had presumably sent them into deeper cover. I did find this sloughed skin, though.
There was no problem at all finding butterflies - they were everywhere: Marbled White; Green-veined White; Large White; Small White; Common Blue; Small Copper; Comma; Large Skipper; Meadow Brown; Red Admiral; Peacock; Small Tortoiseshell; Painted Lady...and these amorous Gatekeepers!