Another blog post written by Bug Mad Girl ...
Today we went to the Aston Clinton Ragpits to do a Big Butterfly Count. It's a nature reserve managed by BBOWT and was full of wild flowers. It was so colorful!
Even though it was a bit cloudy, there were masses of butterflies flying about and the first thing we saw as we went through the gate was a Red Admiral! Some of the butterflies and day flying moths we saw were:
|Six-spot burnet moth|
|Longhorn moth with big green eyes|
We also saw lots of ants nests under the iron sheets!
It was very exciting to see so much nature, then we went home and I entered our results on the Big Butterfly Count website http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/.