More about Marsh Fritillary on Bull Island

On 1 June 2013 took another outing to the Bull Island to examine the dune slack area where Marsh Fritillary larvae were observed in the autumn of 2012. During the visit more than 50 adults butterflies were observed in the dune slack, as well as a number of larvae beginning to pupate and even a single pupa. 

It would appear that the species has managed to cope with the poor spring weather this year and is set to start another year on the Bull. 

SAM 8860
SAM 8845
SAM 8817

© Peter Foss 2012